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  ASIA 
 China 

BLAEU, Willem Janszoon. [Classic 17th century map of China]
China Veteribus Sinarum Regio nunc Incolis Tame dicta. Amsterdam, c.1640, French text edition. Original colour. 415 x 500mm. Minor repairs at centre fold.
An early map of China, also showing Japan and the 'island' of Korea. A large title cartouche with exotic Chinese figures in full colour fills the gap top right, where the enigma of 'Ezo' was to confuse Europeans until the late 18th century.
[Ref: 17884]    £1,400.00 ($1,771 • €1,557 rates)


ORTELIUS, Abraham. [A pirated edition of the Ortelius Epitome map of China]
China Regio Asie. Venice, c.1655. Coloured. 80 x 105mm.
A miniature map of China, orientated with north to the right. Japan and the Philippines appear, both unrecognisable. A second title appears outside the neatline. The map was published in 'Il theatro del mondo', an Italian pirate edition of the Ortelius 'Epitome' miniature atlas. First published in 1598, the publication was revived in 1655, forty years after the last edition of the Dutch original. KOEMAN: Ort 70.
[Ref: 18197]    £380.00 ($481 • €423 rates)


BLAEU, Johannes. [The first western map of the Chinese province of Shandong]
Xantung, Sinarum Imperii Provincia Quarta. Amsterdam, 1658, Spanish text edition. Coloured, with gold highlights. 400 x 495mm.
A 17th century map of Shandong, published in the 'Novus Atlas Sinensis', the first Western atlas of China, compiled from the maps supplied by Martino Martini, a Jesuit missionary who travelled through China 1643-1650. KOEMAN: Bl 60a.
[Ref: 18174]    £1,200.00 ($1,518 • €1,334 rates)


BLAEU, Johannes. [The first western map of the Chinese province of Hunan]
Huquang, Imperii Sinarum Provincia Septima. Amsterdam, 1658, Spanish text edition. Coloured, with gold highlights. 410 x 490mm.
A 17th century map of Hunan, published in the 'Novus Atlas Sinensis', the first Western atlas of China, compiled from the maps supplied by Martino Martini, a Jesuit missionary who travelled through China 1643-1650. KOEMAN: Bl 60a.
[Ref: 18175]    £750.00 ($949 • €834 rates)


BLAEU, Johannes. [The first western map of the Chinese province of Guangxi]
Quangsi, Sinarum Imperii Provincia Decimatertia. Amsterdam, 1658, Spanish text edition. Coloured, with gold highlights. 410 x 490mm.
A 17th century map of Guangxi, published in the 'Novus Atlas Sinensis', the first Western atlas of China, compiled from the maps supplied by Martino Martini, a Jesuit missionary who travelled through China 1643-1650. KOEMAN: Bl 60a.
[Ref: 18177]    £850.00 ($1,075 • €945 rates)


BLAEU, Johannes. [The first western map of the Chinese province of Shanxi]
Xansi, Imperii Sinarum Provincia Secunda. Amsterdam, 1658, Spanish edition but blank verso. Coloured, with gold highlights. 410 x 490mm. Repairs in edges of margin.
A 17th century map of Shanxi, published in the 'Novus Atlas Sinensis', the first Western atlas of China, compiled from the maps supplied by Martino Martini, a Jesuit missionary who travelled through China 1643-1650. KOEMAN: Bl 60a.
[Ref: 18173]    £750.00 ($949 • €834 rates)


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 ($285 • €250 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 ($506 • €445 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 ($1,012 • €890 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 ($1,518 • €1,334 rates)


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