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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 ($447 • €401 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 ($1,556 • €1,393 rates)

AA, Pieter van der. [Scarce sea chart of Taiwan and the Pescadores]
L'Ile de Formosa, ou sont exactement marquez les Bancs de Sables, Rochers et Brasses d'Eau.. Leiden, c.1713. 290 x 350mm.
One of the few maps to focus on Taiwan. Orientated with north to the left, the available information concentrates on the west coast, with the Penghu islands. It was published in: Nouvel Atlas, très exact et fort commode pour toutes sortes de personnes, Contenant Les Principales cartes géographiques
[Ref: 19130]    £1,500.00 ($1,946 • €1,742 rates)

ANVILLE, Jean Baptiste B. D'. [18th century map of Beizhili, with Beijing]
Province de Pe-tche-li. Paris, c.1735. 395 x 320mm.
The province of Beizhili, the region around Beijing ( Peking ), showing the Great Wall, with a very decorative chinoiserie title cartouche depicting dragons. D'Anville's atlas of China was the first western atlas of China since Blaeu in 1654.
[Ref: 18178]    £750.00 ($973 • €871 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]    £250.00 ($324 • €290 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 ($1,167 • €1,045 rates)

BELLIN, Jacques-Nicolas. [18th century map of Taiwan]
L'Isle Formose et Partie des Costes de la Chine. Paris, 1752. Coloured. 240 x 290mm.
Bellin's antique map of Taiwan. Apart from the central mountain range most of the detail is coastal.
[Ref: 12895]    £300.00 ($389 • €348 rates)

BELLIN, Jacques-Nicolas. [18th century map of Taiwan]
L' Isle Formose et Partie des Costes de la Chine... Eiland Formosa... The Hague, c.1760. Coloured. 255 x 295mm. Repair to bottom left margin, otherwise a very fine example.
Very scarce Dutch derivative of Bellin's map of Taiwan, engraved by Schley for the Dutch edition of Prevost's 'Histoire de Voyages'.
[Ref: 19429]    £500.00 ($649 • €581 rates)

SEUTTER, Matthäus. [A dramatic 18th century map of China]
Opulentissimum Sinarum Imperium juxta Recentissimam Delineationem in suas Provincias Distermunatum. Augsburg, T.C.Lotter, c.1760. Original colour. 500 x 590mm.
A finely-engaved map of China divided into provinces, with an allegorical title cartouche representing European trade with China. Originally published c.1730, this example was published by Seutter's son-in-law & successor, Tobias Conrad Lotter.
[Ref: 18269]    £1,400.00 ($1,816 • €1,625 rates)

RABATTA, Augusto & BAILOU, Jean Baptist de. [An 18th century playing-card map of China]
Regno Dispotico. Imperio della China anticamente Sinae sotto un Imperatore Tartaro. Florence: Aniello Lamberti, 1779. Original colour. Sheet size 128 x 73mm.
A rare miniature map of China engraved by Lamberti for the 'Minchiate', the Florentine version of the Tarot, which had each card marked with an arcane symbol. The full set was published in Augusto Da Rabatta and Jean Baptiste De Baillou's pocket atlas 'Nuovo Atlante Generale'. Information on the map is minimal, but an extensive key gives the names of the various regions.
[Ref: 12974]    £1,200.00 ($1,556 • €1,393 rates)

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