"Province de Se-Tchuen", Anville, Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d'
Period: 1735 (circa)
Publication: Du Halde's Description Geographique, Historique ... de la Chine
Color: Hand Color
19 x 16 inches
48.3 x 40.6 cm
This map of Sichuan province is from the first scientific mapping of China based on the Jesuit surveys of 1708-16 made for the Emperor K'ang Hsi. The map graphically presents the mountainous terrain and shows the rivers and creeks in great detail. It is beautifully engraved and embellished with an elaborate cartouche. Engraved by Delahaye.