Auction 122, Lot 743

"L'Empire de la Chine Pour Servir a l'Histoire Generale des Voyages", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: China and Korea

Period: 1748 (dated)

Publication: Histoire Generale des Voyages

Color: Hand Color

Size:
16.3 x 11.5 inches
41.4 x 29.2 cm

Attractive and detailed map of China and Korea, with Canton, Nanking and Taiwan noted. Taiwan is called Isle Tay-wan ou de Formosa. The Sea of Japan is labeled Mer de Coree. The map is adorned with a large decorative title cartouche featuring dragonfly-winged windheads and flowers.

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Condition: A

Paper added at the left binding side to facilitate framing. Issued folding, now flattened.

Estimate: $300 - $350

Sold for: $325

Closed on 12/5/2007

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