Auction 137, Lot 736

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

Subject: China & Korea

Period: 1751 (dated)

Publication: Atlas Universel

Color: Hand Color

20.8 x 19 inches
52.8 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 accoutrements representative of the country. This early edition retains the 1751 date and privilege, which were removed from the cartouche in later editions.

References: Pedley #408.

Condition: A

Wide side margins on heavy, watermarked paper, with light toning along centerfold.

Estimate: $450 - $550

Sold for: $325

Closed on 9/14/2011