Auction 125, Lot 757

"Province de Koei-Tcheou", Du Halde/D'Anville

Subject: China

Period: 1735 (circa)

Publication: Description Geographique de la Chine…

Color: Hand Color

Size:
12 x 10 inches
30.5 x 25.4 cm

This is a delightful map of the province of Guizhou, or Kweichow, the smallest province in southwestern China. The maps from Du Halde's atlas were assembled by D'Anville and compiled from an extensive Jesuit survey carried out in 1708-16 for the Emperor Kang-Shi. It remained the principal cartographical authority on China during the rest of the 18th century. The missionaries used local sources and personal observation to prepare these incredibly detailed maps. Attractive figurative title and scale of miles cartouches compliment the detailed map.

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Condition: A

Printed on fine laid paper with very wide original margins. There are a couple short tears at bottom, well away from map.

Estimate: $230 - $300

Sold for: $250

Closed on 9/24/2008

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