"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
This map was originally issued by Jan Jansson in 1657 and here re-issued by Gerard Valk and Peter Schenk. 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. Large 'jester' watermark.
Split in bottom margin closed with archival tape. Folds in margins from previous framing, with some acid burn not affecting map. Remnants of hinge tape on verso.