Auction 125, Lot 765

"L'Empire de la Chine dresse d'apres les Cartes de l'Atlas Chinois", Robert de Vaugondy, Didier

Subject: China and Korea

Period: 1751 (dated)

Publication: Atlas Universel

Color: Hand Color

20.7 x 19 inches
52.6 x 48.3 cm

This is a very handsome and finely engraved map with minute political and topographical detail. The large title cartouche is resplendent in the French style with musicians, a dancer, and various accouterments representative of the country.

References: Pedley #408.

Condition: B+

Some minor toning along centerfold and at bottom There are some edge tears in the bottom margin with some tissue reinforcement of verso.

Estimate: $475 - $550

Sold for: $350

Closed on 9/24/2008