Auction 122, Lot 741

"[Lot of 3] China [and] China [and] Map of Asia…",

Subject: China and Asia

Period: 1850-1860 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

See Description

Nice lot of three 19th century maps detailing China and Asia.

1) J. H. Colton published this attractive map of China in around 1855. It is inset with two small maps of Canton and the island of Amoy (Xiamen). It is surrounded by Colton's trademark strapwork border, and is blank on the verso (15.5 x 12.2").
2) This map of China was issued by Thomas, Cowperthwaite & Co and included in Mitchell's New Universal Atlas of about 1850. It includes Korea and notes the Gobi Desert or Great Sandy Desert called by the Chinese Shamo. The map is surrounded by a picture-frame style border (14 x 11").
3) Map of Asia showing its Gt. Political Divisions, and, also, the various routes of travel between London & India, China, Japan &c published by Samuel Augustus Mitchell circa 1860. This is an attractive map of the continent, and it includes the Russian Empire, south to India and east to the Philippine and Japanese Islands. It is surrounded by a delicate floral border.


Condition: A

1) Nice original color on a sturdy sheet with full margins - fine. 2) Original wash color on a sheet with some even toning and a few marginal, short tears and chips, one tear just touching the border and repaired on the verso with archival tape. 3) Original color and couple of minor, marginal smudges, not affecting the map. Fine.

Estimate: $120 - $160

Sold for: $65

Closed on 12/5/2007