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Auction 156, Lot 665

"La Chine avec la Coree et les Parties de la Tartarie les Plus Voisines Tirees des Cartes que les Jesuites Missionaires ont Levees les Annees 1708, Jusquen 1717", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: China & Korea

Period: 1756 (circa)


Color: Black & White

12.5 x 11.1 inches
31.8 x 28.2 cm
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This attractive and detailed map was based on the reports of Jesuit missionaries and depicts China and Korea. Canton (Quang Tong), Nanking, and Taiwan (Tay-Ouan ou Formose I.) are noted, as is the Great Wall of China. The Korean Peninsula is called Kao-Liqoue ou Roye. de Coree. There are plenty of place names and great topographical detail. A cartouche at bottom right encases the title and distance scale.


Condition: A

A fine impression issued folding on watermarked paper with just a hint of offsetting.

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $120

Closed on 2/17/2016