Auction 124, Lot 653

"L'Empire de la Chine pour Servir a l'Histoire des Establissemens Europeens", Bellin/Van Schley

Subject: China and Korea

Period: 1748 (dated)

Publication: Raynals Atlas Portatiff

Color: Hand Color

15.7 x 11.2 inches
39.9 x 28.4 cm

Attractive and detailed map of China and Korea, with Canton, Nanking and Taiwan. 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 wind heads and flowers. The map has decorative blocks of explanatory text in both French and Dutch. Dutch title along bottom: 't Keizzerryk van China, on te dienen tot de Historische Beschryving der Reizen…


Condition: B+

An nice impression on a sheet with folds as issued. There is a light line of toning at the bottom of the map.

Estimate: $400 - $500


Closed on 5/7/2008