"Carte de la Chine Dressee d'Apres les Materiaux Chinois les Plus Authentiques", Klaproth, Heinrich J. von
Period: 1842 (dated)
Publication: Dictionnaire des Noms Anciens et Modernes...
Color: Black & White
24 x 27.9 inches
61 x 70.9 cm
This uncommon and richly detailed map of China features political divisions, place names, and fine topographical detail. The map extends to show parts of the Gobi Desert, Birmah, and Tonking, but detail is almost entirely confined to China. It is by the German-born Julius Heinrich Klaproth (1783-1835), a traveler, linguist, ethnographer, historian, and pioneering orientalist. The map was issued after Klaproth's death in Eduoard Biot's Dictionnaire des Noms Anciens et Modernes... Engraved by Louis Berthe and published by Treuttel & Wurtz.
A crisp impression issued folding with areas of minor toning and offsetting. There is a binding trim along the left edge of the map that extends to the neatline, with several short tears and a 7" binding tear that has been closed on verso with archival tape.