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Auction 182, Lot 679

"IXe Feuille Particuliere de la Tartarie Chinoise, ou ses Limites avec la Tartariae Russienne", Anville, Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d'

Subject: Northern China & Russia

Period: 1737 (published)

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

Color: Hand Color

18.6 x 11.4 inches
47.2 x 29 cm
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This map of the Chinese Tartary focuses on the Amur River, the boundary between northeastern China and Russia. D'Anville assembled maps of China compiled from an extensive Jesuit survey carried out in 1708-16 for the Emperor Kang-Shi, which were published in Jean Baptiste du Halde's Description Geographique Historique... de l'Empire de la Chine et de la Tartarie Chinoise in 1735. It remained the principal cartographical authority on China during the rest of the 18th century. The missionaries used local sources and personal observation to prepare these incredibly detailed maps. The maps were then re-engraved by D'Anville for a Dutch market two years later and published in an atlas volume, Nouvel Atlas de la Chine, de la Tartarie Chinoise, et du Thibet.

References: Shirley (BL Atlases) T.HALD-3a #27.

Condition: A

A sharp impression with two tiny holes in the image at top right and light soiling along the edges of the sheet.

Estimate: $140 - $170


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