Auction 169, Lot 682

"L'Empire de la Chine Dresse d'Apres les Cartes de l'Atlas Chinois", Robert de Vaugondy, Didier

Subject: China & Korea

Period: 1751 (dated)

Publication: Atlas Universel

Color: Hand Color

20.8 x 19.1 inches
52.8 x 48.5 cm

This is a very handsome and finely engraved map with minute political and topographical detail. The large title cartouche is resplendent in the French style with musicians, a dancer, and various accoutrements representative of the country. This early edition retains the 1751 date and privilege, which were removed from the cartouche in later editions.

References: Pedley #408.

Condition: B

Original outline color on a watermarked sheet with light offsetting and uneven toning. Several short edge tears in the blank margins have been repaired on verso with archival materials.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $250

Closed on 9/12/2018