"L'Empire de la Chine, avec la Tartarie Chinoise d'Apres l'Atlas Chinois. A Paris par M. Bonne", Santini/Remondini
Subject: China, Korea & Japan
Period: 1779 (dated)
Publication: Atlas Universel...
Color: Hand Color
21.3 x 18.7 inches
54.1 x 47.5 cm
This handsome map of the Chinese Empire is based on a map by Rigobert Bonne. It features Taiwan, Coree, and Haynan. The southern islands of Japan are depicted as well, including an oversized Okinawa (Lequeo). Part of Hokkaido appears under the name Jeso-Gasima. Political divisions are delineated, and many towns and cities, rivers, and topographical details are shown. The bottom right corner is filled with an elaborate title cartouche with a Chinese family, plant life, and pottery.
A sharp impression on a clean, bright sheet with the watermarks of "Imperial" and a coat of arms. There is a hint of toning along the centerfold that appears more prominent in the scanned image than it does in person.