Auction 137, Lot 734

"China, divided into its Great Provinces…", Carey, Mathew

Subject: China

Period: 1818 (circa)

Publication: General Atlas

Color: Hand Color

14 x 13 inches
35.6 x 33 cm

Shows the area defined as China in the early nineteenth century, now just the southeast portion of China. Provinces are identified and outlined in color. Tibet takes in the large region to the west and Chinese Tartary is at the top. A distorted Kingdom of Korea and the Great Wall is shown. An "Explanation" gives translations of a few key words. Engraved by Benjamin Tanner (1775-1848).


Condition: B

Nice example with wide margins and original outline color. There is a small stain in the left margin just touching the neatline and a tiny hole next to the lower centerfold and some minor creasing.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $100

Closed on 9/14/2011