"Xansi, e Xensi, Provincie della China…", Coronelli, Vincenzo Maria
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.
Faintly toned on centerfold, else very good. Narrow, but adequate top margin, as issued.