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  ASIA 
 China 

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 ($977 • €868 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 ($417 • €370 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 ($1,173 • €1,041 rates)


BELLIN, Jacques-Nicolas. [18th century map of China]
L'Empire de La Chine... Paris, 1748. Coloured. 300 x 415mm.
China, Korea, and the islands Taiwan (Tay-wan ou Formose) and Haynan, from Prevost's 'Histoire Générale des Voyages'.
[Ref: 16044]    £375.00 ($489 • €434 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]    £380.00 ($495 • €440 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 ($652 • €579 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 ($1,824 • €1,620 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 ($1,564 • €1,388 rates)


APRÈS DE MANNEVILLETTE, Jean Baptiste d'. [Scarce sea chart of coast of China and Taiwan]
Carte de la Coste orientale de la Chine depuis Amoy, jusqu'a Chusan avec une partie de l'Isle Formose. Paris, c.1745. 610 x 455mm. A very fine example printed on heavy paper.
A sea chart of the coast of China from Xiamen (Amoy) north to Zhoushan (Chusan), with most of Taiwan. An inset shows the Port of Amoy. Highly detailed, the chart includes depth soundings, notes on the seafloor and other practical information which Mannevillette knew to be neccessary because of his experiences as pilot for the Compagnie des Indies in the early 1700s. Originally published in the 1745 edition of the 'Neptune Oriental'.
[Ref: 19398]    £2,250.00 ($2,932 • €2,603 rates)


BARROW, John. [A detailed chart of Macao at the end of the 18th century]
A Plan of the City and Harbour of Macao, A Colony of the Portugueze situated at the southern extremity of the Chinese Empire. London, George Nicol, 1796. Coloured. 740 x 560mm.
A large chart of Macao published in George Staunton’s 'An Authentic Account of an Embassy from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China', Britain's first official embassy to China. The town is shown in detail, with a 37-point key in English listing Forts, Parishes, Colleges, Covents, Chapels and other buildings of interest including the Customs House and the English Factory. Lord Macartney was the first British ambassador to China, arriving in 1793 and ordered to leave the same year. However in the short time the embassy was in the country much was learned about China, and the groundwork was laid for the founding of Hong Kong less than fifty years later.
[Ref: 15777]    £1,200.00 ($1,564 • €1,388 rates)


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