Auction 130, Lot 718

"Imperii Sinarum Nova Descriptio", Cluver, Philipp

Subject: China, Korea & Japan

Period: 1694 (published)

Publication: Introductio in omnem geographiam…

Color: Hand Color

Size:
10 x 8 inches
25.4 x 20.3 cm

Early map based on the important Martini/Blaeu map of the Chinese Empire. It shows a fair number of provinces and cities named in the interior. The Great Wall is depicted along the northern border. A large fictitious interior lake labeled Kia Lacus is the source of five large, southern rivers. Parts of Japan and Laos are shown, as are Formosa and Korea. This edition has a simple starpwork cartouche.

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Condition: B+

The impression is a bit uneven, else fine. The binding trim at upper left has been extended to better accommodate framing.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $150

Closed on 12/2/2009

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