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Auction 132, Lot 625

"L'Empire de la Chine dresse d'apres les Cartes de l'Atlas Chinois", Robert de Vaugondy, Didier

Subject: China and Korea

Period: 1770 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Universel

Color: Hand Color

20.7 x 19 inches
52.6 x 48.3 cm

This is a very handsome and finely engraved map with minute political and topographical detail. The large title cartouche is resplendent in the French style with musicians, a dancer, and various accouterments representative of the country. The map originated in 1751; this is a later edition with the date and privilege removed from the cartouche.

References: cf Pedley #408.

Condition: A

There are some professional repairs in the bottom blank margins, well removed from the map.

Estimate: $475 - $550

Sold for: $275

Closed on 6/2/2010