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  ASIA 
 China 

CLUVER, Philip. [Seventeenth century miniature map of China]
Imperii Sinarum Nova Descriptio. Amsterdam: Elzevier Press, 1659. Original colour. 120 x 125mm.
An attractive miniature map of the Chinese Empire, also encompassing Japan and the mythical 'Yeso'. Published in Cluver's 'Introductionis in Universam Geographicam'.
[Ref: 18764]    £225.00 ($294 • €259 rates)


JOLLAIN, Gerard. [17th century map of China]
La Chine. Paris, c.1660. Coloured, 135 x 190mm.
Small map of China, also showing Japan and the island of Korea. From Jollain's 'Tresor des Cartes Geographiques des principaux Estats de lUnivers'.
[Ref: 17841]    £400.00 ($522 • €461 rates)


MERIAN, Mattheus. [17th century map of China]
China Veteribus Sinarum Regio nunc Incolis Tame dicta. Frankfurt, c.1660. Coloured. 275 x 350mm.
An elegant map of China derived from Blaeu, representing China bounded in the west by the Great Wall, Korea is depicted as an island. With a decorative title cartouche and shipping vessels decorating the seas.
[Ref: 16936]    £800.00 ($1,045 • €922 rates)


KIRCHER, Athanasius. [A 17th century map of China]
Imperium Sinicum Quindecupartitum. Imperium Sinicum in XV regna seu provincias distributum una cum genuino situ urbium metropolitanarum montium fluminum lacum Amsterdam, 1667, Coloured. 300 x 390mm. Ink stamp showing through from the verso,
A detailed map of China derived from Jesuit Father Martino Martini, published in Kircher's 'China Monumentis, Qua Sacris Qua Profanis, Nec Non Variis Naturæ & Artis Spectaculis'. Kircher, a Jesuit scholar, was one of the first compilers of knowledge of the physical features of the world. NORDENSKIOLD: Vol III 520.
[Ref: 18588]    £1,200.00 ($1,567 • €1,384 rates)


MALLET, Alain Manesson. [Miniature map of China]
La Chine. Paris, 1683. Coloured. 150 x 105mm.
Miniature map of China, Taiwan, Philippines, Korea and Kyushu (Japan), published in the Description de l'Univers.
[Ref: 17333]    £200.00 ($261 • €231 rates)


SANSON, Nicolas. [17th century map of China]
Royaume de la Chine... Paris, 1683. Original outline colour. 250 x 195mm.
Map of China, engraved by Peyrounin for Sanson's 'L'Asie en plusieurs Cartes Nouvelles', with the privilege and date not found in later examples. An interesting cartographical mistake.is Korea shown as an island.
[Ref: 19110]    £345.00 ($451 • €398 rates)


FER, Nicolas de. [17th century miniature map of China]
La Chine. Paris, 1685. Coloured. 140 x 165mm. A few small colour smears
A small map of China and Korea showing the major cities, from de Fer's 'Methode pour Apprendre Facilement la Geographie', first published the year before.
[Ref: 17830]    £345.00 ($451 • €398 rates)


LOON, Jan van. [17th century map of China]
Imperii Sinarum Nova Descriptio. Amsterdam: Schenk & Valk, c.1690. Original colour with additions. 465 x 520mm.
Decorative map of China, with ornate cartouches for the title and scale. Van Loon's map first appeared in Jansson's 'Atlas Novus' in 1658, and as a late addition to the atlas is relatively uncommon. This example was published by Schenk & Valk from the 1690s, with their names added under the vignette sea battle.
[Ref: 11964]    £1,200.00 ($1,567 • €1,384 rates)


STOCKLEIN, Joseph. [A scarce 18th century sketch map of China]
Land-Taffel der Insel Sanciano. Grab-Statt des Heiligen Franc. Xaverii auf der Insel Sanciano. Augsburg, c. 1735. Sheet 325 x 225mm.
A rough sketch map of the environs of Shangchuan Island, marking the site of the grave of St Francis Xavier and, on the mainland, Macao. Above the map is a ground plan of Xavier's crypt. Shangchuan (originally ''Saint John'' in Portuguese) was one of the first Portuguese bases in China but was abandoned in favour of Macao when they were given permission to move to the mainland. Xavier was about to begin a missionary trip to China when he died in 1552.
[Ref: 19027]    £320.00 ($418 • €369 rates)


ANVILLE, Jean Baptiste B. D'. [Important French map of China by D'Anville]
Carte Generale de la Chine Dressée sur les Cartes Particulieresque l'Empereur Cang-Hi a fait lever sur les Lieux R.R.P.P. Jésuites Missionaires dans cet Empire. Paris, 1737. Original colour with later additions. 620 x 520mm. Some restoration. Narrow left and right margins.
One of the general maps of China from D'Anville's 'Nouvelle Atlas de Chine', the most important set of maps of China since the Blaeu/Martini atlas. With two chinoiserie cartouches.
[Ref: 12227]    £900.00 ($1,175 • €1,038 rates)


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