Auction 135, Lot 642

"De l'Empire de la Chine", Clouet, Jean Baptiste Louis

Subject: China, Korea & Japan

Period: 1767 (circa)

Publication: Geographie Moderne

Color: Hand Color

Size:
12.8 x 12.2 inches
32.5 x 31 cm

This map shows China, Japan, Korea (Coree), and Formosa or Tayoan. The Great Wall is shown in an unusual configuration which runs nearly to the Gobi desert. The "Sculpture Imperial" at its center. Peking is located with the "Sculpture Imperial" just to its right at center. The map has extensive descriptions of the countries in panels to either side of the map.

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Condition: B

Fine impression and coloring on a full sheet of thick hand laid paper with original margins. Two large watermarks. The centerfold has some damp staining with associated color runs.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $80

Closed on 2/16/2011

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