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ORTELIUS, Abraham. [Ortelius's landmark map of China in fine original colour]
Chinae, olim Sinarum regionis, nova descriptio. auctore Ludovicio Georgio. Antwerp: Jan Baptist Vrients, 1603, Latin text edition. Fine original colour. 370 x 470mm. Verdigris crack in unprinted area of map repaired; text trimmed on verso with edges reinforced with archivist's tissue.
The most decorative map of China. Oriented with north to the right, there are cartouches for the title, scale and privilege; on the map are elephants, Tartar tents and land-yachts. Japan has an extra landmass to the east, with its further reaches hidden by the scale cartouche. The Philippines appear, but with little accuracy or detail; they were not even named until the second state (c.1588). WALTER: 11f, illus; VAN DEN BROECKE: 164.
[Ref: 17444]    £5,000.00 ($6,250 • €5,750 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 ($1,000 • €920 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, 300 x 390mm.
A detailed map of China marking the Great Wall, 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: 15680]    £1,000.00 ($1,250 • €1,150 rates)


CLUVER, Philip. [17th century map of China]
Imperii Sinarum Nova Descriptio. Wolfenbüttel, c. 1680. Coloured. 210 x 255mm.
Published in Cluver's 'Introduction to Universal Geography'. Shows the Great Wall, Macao and the Island of Formosa.
[Ref: 15989]    £320.00 ($400 • €368 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 ($1,500 • €1,380 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. 620 x 520mm. Verdigris weaknesses reinforced on verso. Ink collector's stamp showing through from back.
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: 11988]    £950.00 ($1,188 • €1,093 rates)


DU HALDE, Johann Baptiste. [The Province of Sichuan]
Province XI Se-Chwen ... London: T.Gardner for E. Cave, 1738-41. Coloured. 420 x 480mm.
Showing the XI Province 'Se-Chwen'. Includes a table of latitudes and longitudes. Engraved by Emanuel Bowen, this is from an English Edition of Du Halde's 'Descriptions De La Chine'.
[Ref: 16296]    £320.00 ($400 • €368 rates)


DU HALDE, Johann Baptiste. [The Province of Huquang]
Province IX Hu-Quang... London: T.Gardner for E. Cave, 1738-41. Coloured. 470 x 420mm.
Showing the IX Province 'Hu-Quang'. The course of the missionaries progress through the region is marked on the map. Engraved by Emanuel Bowen, this is from an English Edition of Du Halde's 'Descriptions De La Chine'.
[Ref: 16297]    £300.00 ($375 • €345 rates)


DU HALDE, Johann Baptiste. [The Chinese Province of Henan]
Province VII Ho-Nan, Drawn on the Spot by the Peres Regis de Mailla and Henderer in the Year 1714... London: T.Gardner for E. Cave, 1738-41. Coloured 330 x 330mm.
Showing the VII Province of China, 'Ho-Nan'. Engraved by Emanuel Bowen, this is from an English Edition of Du Halde's 'Descriptions De La Chine'.
[Ref: 16299]    £275.00 ($344 • €316 rates)


DU HALDE, Johann Baptiste. [The Chinese Province of Kyang-Si]
Province III Kyang-Si Drawn on ye Spot by ye Peres de Tartre & Cordoso in the Year 1714... London: T.Gardner for E. Cave, 1738-41. Coloured. 350 x 285mm. Close margin on right. Chipped corner bottom right.
Showing the III Province of China, 'Kyang-Si'. Includes a table of latitudes and longitudes and an explanation of pace names. The prefix 'FU' denotes a city of the first rank; 'Chew', a city of the second rank; 'Hyen' a city of the third rank. Engraved by Emanuel Bowen, this is from an English Edition of Du Halde's 'Descriptions De La Chine'.
[Ref: 16301]    £240.00 ($300 • €276 rates)


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