Auction 129, Lot 759

"Province de Chen-Si", Anville, Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d'

Subject: China

Period: 1737 (circa)

Publication: Nouvel atlas de la Chine, de la Tartarie chinoise and et du Thibet

Color: Hand Color

Size:
20.8 x 18 inches
52.8 x 45.7 cm

This copper engraved map details the Shaanxi province with wonderful detail of cities plus watershed and topography. Beautifully decorated with an elaborate Chinoise title cartouche with gold highlights. Locates the cities of Si-N-Gan-Fou, Yang-Fou, Ping-Leang-Fou, Leang-tcheou, and many more, each identified by its own icon. Blank verso.

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Condition: A

Beautiful color on sheet with original margins. The cartouche is hand colored with professional highlighting in gold leaf. Centerfold split at lower margin and a trace of centerfold toning, still very good.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $200

Closed on 9/23/2009

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