Auction 149, Lot 654

"Carte du Tunquin", Anon.

Subject: Vietnam

Period: 1730 (circa)


Color: Black & White

14.3 x 13.6 inches
36.3 x 34.5 cm

This uncommon map covers Northern Vietnam and is centered on Hanoi and the Gulf of Tonkin. Includes basic detail of the river system and several place names. Engraved by Canu, who illustrated several reports of early French Jesuit explorations. Printed on two sheets, joined.


Condition: B

Issued folding with light offsetting, toning at top, and soiling along one fold. There is a binding trim at left and an associated 0.5" binding tear.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $70

Closed on 5/21/2014