Auction 96, Lot 418

"Imperii Sinarum Nova Descriptio Auctore Joh van Loon", Jansson/Valck & Schenk

Subject: China and Korea

Period: 1709 (published)


Color: Hand Color

20.5 x 18.2 inches
52.1 x 46.2 cm

The Great Wall is shown and Korea has a more or less correct peninsular shape. Embellished with sailing ships and junks, a title cartouche flanked by Chinese and Jesuit men and a scale of miles surrounded by putti. Map with lovely original color, ornamentation uncolored. This map was originally issued by Jan Jansson in 1657 and here re-issued by Gerard Valk and Peter Schenk.


Condition: A

Split in bottom margin closed with archival tape. Folds in margins from previous framing, with some minot mat burn not affecting map.

Estimate: $1,200 - $1,300


Closed on 9/12/2001