Auction 127, Lot 707

"Province de Se-Tchuen", Anville, Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d'

Subject: China

Period: 1735 (circa)

Publication: Du Halde's Description Geographique, Historique ... de la Chine

Color: Hand Color

Size:
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.

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Condition: A+

Estimate: $325 - $400

Sold for: $240

Closed on 2/25/2009

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