Auction 129, Lot 758

"Xansi, e Xensi, Provincie della China…", Coronelli, Vincenzo Maria

Subject: China

Period: 1690 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

24.2 x 18.3 inches
61.5 x 46.5 cm

This map of Xansi (Shanxi) and Xensi (Shaanxi) is based on the earlier maps by Johannes Blaeu and the Jesuit Martino Martini. It is engraved in Coronelli's bold style with intricate depictions of the terrain and includes a fine illustration of the Great Wall and the Deserto de Xamo. The map is one of six charts of the thirteen provinces of China that were prepared by Coronelli. Three elaborate cartouches grace the sheet including one fashioned from a bearskin that holds the distance scales.


Condition: B+

Faintly toned on centerfold, else very good. Narrow, but adequate top margin, as issued.

Estimate: $500 - $600

Sold for: $375

Closed on 9/23/2009