Auction 159, Lot 636

"Carte des Missions Catholiques en Chine", Hausermann, R.

Subject: China

Period: 1890 (dated)

Publication: Supplement des Missions Catholiques

Color: Printed Color

26 x 28.8 inches
66 x 73.2 cm

This large map identifies 27 missionary divisions within China and locates bishops, missionaries and Christians in red overprinting. A large table below the map lists the names of each mission with relevant population statistics. The map was published by The Society of Foreign Missions of Paris, a Roman Catholic missionary institute founded in 1658. Its purpose was to evangelize foreign lands (primarily in Asia and North America) with the goal of adapting the church to local customs and establishing a native clergy. The group is still active today primarily in Asia.


Condition: A

Issued folding with pleasant light toning and one small split at a fold intersections.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $300

Closed on 9/14/2016