Auction 133, Lot 615

"'t Koninkryk van China met d'Aangrenzende Landen van Siam en Bengale", Aa, Pieter van der

Subject: China, Korea & Japan

Period: 1720 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
13.3 x 8.6 inches
33.8 x 21.8 cm

This unusual map covers from Tibet and northern India through Korea and Japan, and to northern Thailand. At center is the imaginary Chiamaeus Lacus with four huge rivers flowing south into Bangladesh and Burma. The Great Wall is prominently depicted. The pictorial cartouche features Chinese merchants with some of the goods that were sought-after by European traders. A French title is at bottom, "Le Vaste Empire de la Chine…" and the map is enclosed in an elaborate, picture-frame style border.

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Condition: B+

Lightly soiled with narrow, but adequate, margins.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $300

Closed on 9/1/2010

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