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  ASIA 
 Korea 

DU HALDE, Johann Baptiste. [Scarce English edition of the famous Du Halde/D'Anville map of Korea]
The Kingdom of Korea [called by the Chinese Kau-Li-Qua and by the Manchews Solho Koron.] London, 1738. Coloured. 510 x 360mm. Bottom margin and bottom right corner re-instated.
First appearing in French c.1735 under the title Royaume de Coree, this was the earliest separate map of Korea to appear in any European publication. This English edition was issued in 1738 and boasts an entirely re-engraved title cartouche and the addition of a lengthy legend which begins, 'This Map was Copy’d from one in the King of Korea’s Palace, by a Chinese Lord, sent on an Embassy to that Monarch by the Emperor of China in 1710.' There is also a new inscription to John David Barbut, Secretary to the Post Master General.
[Ref: 17159]    £4,000.00 ($5,092 • €4,464 rates)


 Central Asia 

DU HALDE, Johann Baptiste. [Large scale map of Tibet and environs on nine sheets]
The first Sheet included in ye Map of Tibet .. [& Sheets 2 - 9] London: T.Gardner for E. Cave, 1738-41. Coloured. 9 sheets each approximately 330 x 480mm.
The first large scale map of Tibet and Western China, made up of nine separate sheets. This highly comprehensive eighteenth century map of the region was compiled from extensive Jesuit surveys carried out in 1717. The Jesuits used maps prepared by "Lama Mathematicians" as a basis. Engraved by Emanuel Bowen, this is from an English Edition of Du Halde's 'Descriptions De La Chine'.
[Ref: 16293]    £2,800.00 ($3,564 • €3,125 rates)


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