"China Veteribus Sinarum Regio nunc Incolis Tame Dicta", Blaeu, (Family)
Subject: China, Korea & Japan
Period: 1640 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
19.5 x 16 inches
49.5 x 40.6 cm
This elegant map of the region includes the eastern part of China (bounded in the west by the Great Wall), Korea as a strangely shaped island, and the three main islands of Japan. The imaginary Chiamay Lacus is located in the southern region with numerous rivers flowing south into India and Siam. A fine title cartouche flanked by Chinese figures, a richly embellished coat of arms (dedicated to Theodore Bas, a director of the Dutch East India Company), European ships and Chinese sampans decorate the map. French text on verso.
Good impression and original color. There is some expert paper restoration in the bottom margin at centerfold