Auction 139, Lot 627

"'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:
9 x 6 inches
22.9 x 15.2 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.

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Condition: A+

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $375

Closed on 2/15/2012

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