Auction 123, Lot 710

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

Subject: China

Period: 1730 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Homannianus Mathematico-Historice

Color: Hand Color

Size:
20 x 22.5 inches
50.8 x 57.2 cm

This excellent 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 Tai Ouan vel Ins. Formosa (Taiwan). Decorative cartouches at the bottom feature dragons and a phoenix.

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Condition: B+

Nice impression with old color. The map has been back with heat-set tissue for no apparent reason, as the paper is strong and the centerfold is intact. There are a few printer's creases in map and a couple of repaired tears and a replaced corner in the blank margins.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $250

Closed on 2/20/2008

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