Auction 159, Lot 634

"Carte de la Chine, d'Apres les Documens les Plus Authentiques ", Brion de la Tour, Louis

Subject: China

Period: 1780 (circa)

Publication: Histoire Universelle

Color: Black & White

Size:
13.7 x 9.4 inches
34.8 x 23.9 cm

This striking map of China extends to depict most of Korea and Japan as well, albeit without much detail. Provinces, towns and cities, rivers, and mountains are shown within China. The Gobi Desert appears at top left. Two distance scales are enclosed in the title cartouche at bottom right.

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Condition: A

Issued folding on a watermarked sheet with minor offsetting and a binding trim at bottom right with an associated tear that just enters the neatline.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $160

Closed on 9/14/2016

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