Auction 171, Lot 672

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:
20.8 x 16.6 inches
52.8 x 42.2 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.

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Condition: A

A sharp impression on sturdy, watermarked paper with professional repairs to three small holes in unengraved areas of the map. Professionally remargined at top.

Estimate: $1,600 - $1,900

Sold for: $1,100

Closed on 2/6/2019

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