Auction 148, Lot 664

"Carte Generale de l'Empire Chinois et du Japon", Brue, Adrien Hubert

Subject: China, Korea & Japan

Period: 1821 (dated)

Publication: Atlas Universel

Color: Hand Color

Size:
20.3 x 14.4 inches
51.6 x 36.6 cm

Beautifully engraved and highly detailed map that shows the size and breadth of China to include Taiwan (Formosa) and extends to include Korea and all of Japan. Filled with watershed and topographical detail, the map also locates the Great Wall and scores of towns. Names the Straits of Korea, but calls the sea between the two countries the Sea of Japan. Brue's embossed stamp with fancy lettering and flourishes embellishes the title. A decorative keyboard-style border surrounds the map.

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Condition: B+

This example has wide margins and original outline color with some light offsetting and toning.

Estimate: $180 - $210

Sold for: $130

Closed on 2/19/2014

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