"'T Ryk van China", Sanson, Nicolas
Subject: China & Korea
Period: 1705 (published)
Publication: Algemeene Weereld-Beschryving...
Color: Hand Color
7.6 x 9.5 inches
19.3 x 24.1 cm
This is a lovely small map of the Kingdom of China showing Korea as an island, the island of Luzon in the Philippines, the island of Formosa, and portions of Japan. A handsome wreath forms the title cartouche. Engraved by Anthoine de Winter.
This map appeared in Algemeene Weereld-Beschryving, nae de Rechte Verdeeling der Landschappen, Plaetsen, Zeeën, Rivieren, &c. Geographisch, Politisch, Historisch, Chronologisch en Genealogisch, a Dutch edition of A. Phérotée de la Croix's Nouvelle Methode Pour Apprendre Facilement la Geographie Universelle, which first appeared in 1690. The Dutch edition was published by Francois Halma and included 98 maps and views.
A crisp impression with one small rust spot in northern China and light toning along the edges of the sheet.