Catalog Archive
Auction 99, Lot 449

"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.


Condition: A

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.

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,200

Sold for: $675

Closed on 6/12/2002