Auction 129, Lot 766

"A Map of China, Drawn from those of the particular Provinces made on the Spot by the Jesuit Missionaries…", Bowen, Emanuel

Subject: China, Korea

Period: 1738 (published)

Publication: A Description of the Empire of China .…

Color: Black & White

21.8 x 18 inches
55.4 x 45.7 cm

This is a very uncommon map of China and Korea based on D'Anville's map of 1735 with the information derived from that collected by Jesuit Missionaries. The map is particularly unusual in that it is drawn on a stereoscopic projection and is surrounded by lists of the latitudes and longitudes of the major cities and towns in each province. The map is dedicated to the British naval hero, Edward Vernon.


Condition: B+

Issued folded, now flattened and remargined all around to accommodate framing. There is some cockling of the paper, else very good.

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,200

Sold for: $1,300

Closed on 9/23/2009