"L'Empire de la Chine d'apres l'Atlas Chinois, avec les Isles du Japon", Bonne/Lattre
Subject: China, Korea & Japan
Period: 1771 (circa)
Publication: Atlas Moderne
Color: Hand Color
17.7 x 12.3 inches
45 x 31.2 cm
Beautifully engraved, decorative map of the Chinese Empire that includes Taiwan, Coree, and Haynan. It extends to include the Korean Peninsula and the southern islands of Japan, showing an oversized Okinawa (Lequeo). The decorative rococo-style cartouche features a Chinese gentleman sitting under a parasol, holding a bird and smoking a pipe.
Attractive color on watermarked paper with a few tiny worm holes near centerfold and a faint damp stain in bottom portion of map along centerfold.