Auction 168, Lot 627

Decorative Map of the Region Around Canton and Hong Kong

"Province de Quang-Tong", Anville, Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d'

Subject: Southern China

Period: 1737 (circa)

Publication: Nouvel Atlas de la Chine, de la Tartarie chinoise and et du Thibet

Color: Hand Color

Size:
20.9 x 16.7 inches
53.1 x 42.4 cm

This copper engraved map details the Guangdong province and Hainan Island with wonderful detail of cities plus watershed and topography. The important cities of Guangzhou (Canton) and Macau are identified. Beautifully decorated with an elaborate Chinoiseri title cartouche with a European trader negotiating with a Chinese man. Blank verso.

References:

Condition: A

A sharp impression on a clean, bright sheet with wide margins and the watermarks of a fleur-de-lis coat of arms and "HONIG." There are professional repairs to a few very minor separations and one tiny hole along the centerfold.

Estimate: $1,800 - $2,100

Sold for: $900

Closed on 6/6/2018

Archived