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Auction 118, Lot 817

"Plan de l'Enceinte de la Ville de Nan-King ou Kyang-Ning-Fou Capitale de la Province de Kyang-nan [on sheet with] Plan de la Ville de Su-Tcheou-Fou Cette Ville a environ 3 grandes Lieues de Tour", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: China

Period: 1760 (circa)

Publication: Petit Atlas Maritime

Color: Black & White

10.7 x 8.2 inches
27.2 x 20.8 cm

This finely engraved map displays two plans, each in their own border. The former is a simple plan of Nanking showing a cleared field surrounded by a fortified wall. The Su-Tcheou-Fou plan has the alternative name of Su-Chew-Fu above the title. This plan shows a large fortified compound with numerous moats and buildings.


Condition: A

Crisp impression on a full sheet with wide margins. Small separation in lower right margin not affecting the image.

Estimate: $100 - $130


Closed on 3/6/2007