Auction 121, Lot 740

"Imperii Sinarum Nova Descriptio Auctore Joh van Loon", Jansson/Valck & Schenk

Subject: China, Korea

Period: 1700 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

20.5 x 18.5 inches
52.1 x 47 cm

A decorative map of China that was originally issued by Jan Jansson in 1657, this is the later issue by Gerard Valk and Peter Schenk. The Great Wall is shown and Korea has a more or less correct peninsular shape, and there are many cities noted throughout. The map is embellished with sailing ships and junks, a title cartouche flanked by Chinese and Jesuit men and a scale of miles surrounded by putti.


Condition: B+

A nice impression with original color that has oxidized, with a few minor cracks that have been professionally reinforced on the verso with light Japanese tissue.

Estimate: $1,200 - $1,400

Sold for: $1,300

Closed on 9/26/2007