Auction 121, Lot 738

"Regni Sinae vel Sinae Propriae Mappa et Descriptio Geographica…", Homann Heirs

Subject: China

Period: 1750 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Homannianus Mathematico-Historice

Color: Hand Color

Size:
20 x 22.5 inches
50.8 x 57.2 cm

This large and highly detailed map of China is based on the works of Du Halde and D'Anville. The map extends from the Gobi Desert in the north to Hainan Island in the south and includes Taiwan. Decorative cartouches at the bottom feature dragons and a phoenix.

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Condition: B

An attractive map with a narrow (1/8") margin at bottom. The right side of the map (approximately 2") has been unevenly reattached with a paper repair on the verso.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $425

Closed on 9/26/2007

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