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Auction 128, Lot 829

"Royaume de la Chine", Sanson, Nicolas

Subject: China and Korea

Period: 1700 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

7.6 x 9.6 inches
19.3 x 24.4 cm
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This is a lovely small map of the Kingdom of China showing Korea as an island, the island of Luzon in the Philippines, the island of Formosa, and portions of Japan. A handsome wreath forms the title cartouche. Engraved by Antoine de Winter for a Dutch edition of Sanson's popular pocket atlas.


Condition: B

Issued folding, now flattened. The left side margin is narrow (1/8") and the binding trim has removed a bit of the neatline near bottom. A short binding tear into the border has been repaired.

Estimate: $300 - $375

Sold for: $170

Closed on 5/20/2009