Auction 127, Lot 713

"L'Empire de la Chine Pour Servir a l'Histoire Generale des Voyages", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: China, Korea

Period: 1748 (dated)

Publication: Histoire Generale des Voyages

Color: Hand Color

Size:
16 x 11.3 inches
40.6 x 28.7 cm

Attractive and detailed map of China and Korea, with Canton, Nanking and Taiwan noted. 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.

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Condition: A

Issued folding, now flattened with a small, light spot in the bottom margin.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $200

Closed on 2/25/2009

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