Auction 157, Lot 652

"Nuova Carta dell' Imperio della China e dei Paesi Circonvicini / Nieuwe Kaart van t Keizerryk China", Tirion, Isaac

Subject: China, Korea & Japan

Period: 1760 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

12.9 x 9.6 inches
32.8 x 24.4 cm

This is an Italian edition of Tirion's map of China, Korea and Japan, with the title in both Italian and Dutch. The Great Wall is shown as well as the Gobi Desert. Kamchatka, the Korean peninsula and Japan are oddly shaped. The Sea of Japan is labeled Mar di Corea.


Condition: A

Issued folding, now pressed. A binding trim at bottom right has been replaced and an adjacent binding tear that extends just south of Korea has been skillfully and nearly invisibly repaired. A chip in the left blank margin has also been professionally repaired.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $250

Closed on 5/4/2016