Auction 160, Lot 699

"A New & Accurate Map of China. Drawn from Surveys Made by the Jesuit Missionaries by Order of the Emperor...", Bowen, Emanuel

Subject: China

Period: 1748 (circa)

Publication: John Harris' Navigantium Atque Itinerantium Bibliotheca...

Color: Black & White

16.5 x 13.6 inches
41.9 x 34.5 cm

Finely engraved map of China and Korea with detail primarily in China. The map was derived from the Jesuit survey of 1708 to 1717. A table at left details these surveys and a key at bottom right provides the meaning of relevant Chinese words. Embellished with pictorial title cartouche and small compass rose.

References: Shirley (BL Atlases) G.HARR-1a #28.

Condition: B+

A dark impression with light toning and offsetting. There are a few spots of foxing confined to the blank margins.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $120

Closed on 11/16/2016