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Auction 147, Lot 621

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

Subject: China & Korea

Period: 1770 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Universel

Color: Hand Color

20.9 x 19.2 inches
53.1 x 48.8 cm
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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. The map originated in 1751; this is a later edition with the date and privilege removed from the cartouche.

References: Pedley #408.

Condition: B

Original outline color on watermarked paper with light toning and scattered foxing. The bottom edge of the sheet is a bit crumpled, far from image.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $250

Closed on 11/20/2013