China Maps

The first map of China printed in Europe


[Ta. Superioris Indiae et Tartariae Maioris.]
Strasbourg, Johannes Grüninger & Anton Koberger, 1525. Woodcut, trapezoid, printed area (at most) 290 x 460mm.

Stock ID : 18964


Ortelius's landmark map of China

ORTELIUS, Abraham.

Chinae, olim Sinarum regionis, nova descriptio. auctore Ludovicio Georgio.
Antwerp, 1608-12, Italian text edition. Original colour. 370 x 470mm.

Stock ID : 15820


An early example of this classic 17th century map of China


China Veteribus Sinarum regio nunc Incolis Tame dicta.
Amsterdam, c.1636, German text edition. Original colour. 410 x 500mm.

Stock ID : 18401


The first Western atlas of China

BLAEU, Johannes.

Novus Atlas Sinensis. A Martino Martinio... Eerste Deel van't Negende Stuck der Aerdycks Beashryving.
Amsterdam, 1655, Dutch edition. Folio; full vellum; two coloured engr. titles with gold highlights, pp. [iv] + 212 + 40 + xviii + [20]; 17 maps in excellent original colour.

Stock ID : 20044


The first western map of the Chinese province of Shanxi

BLAEU, Johannes.

Xansi, Imperii Sinarum Provincia Secunda.
Amsterdam, 1658, Spanish edition but blank verso. Coloured, with gold highlights. 410 x 490mm.

Stock ID : 18173


The first western map of the Chinese province of Shandong

BLAEU, Johannes.

Xantung, Sinarum Imperii Provincia Quarta.
Amsterdam, 1658, Spanish text edition. Coloured, with gold highlights. 400 x 495mm.

Stock ID : 18174


The first western map of the Chinese province of Guangxi

BLAEU, Johannes.

Quangsi, Sinarum Imperii Provincia Decimatertia.
Amsterdam, 1658, Spanish text edition. Coloured, with gold highlights. 410 x 490mm.

Stock ID : 18177


17th century map of China

MERIAN, Mattheus.

China Veteribus Sinarum Regio nunc Incolis Tame dicta.
Frankfurt, c.1660. Coloured. 275 x 350mm.

Stock ID : 16936


A 17th century map of China

KIRCHER, Athanasius.

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.

Stock ID : 18588


17th century map of China

CLUVER, Philip.

Imperii Sinarum Nova Descriptio.
Wolfenbüttel, c. 1680. Coloured. 210 x 255mm.

Stock ID : 19619


17th century map of China

LOON, Jan van.

Imperii Sinarum Nova Descriptio.
Amsterdam: Schenk & Valk, c.1690. Original colour with additions. 465 x 520mm.

Stock ID : 11964


Important French map of China by D'Anville

ANVILLE, Jean Baptiste B. D'.

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.

Stock ID : 12227


The Province of Sichuan

DU HALDE, Johann Baptiste.

Province XI Se-Chwen ...
London: T.Gardner for E. Cave, 1738-41. Coloured. 420 x 480mm.

Stock ID : 16296


The Province of Huquang

DU HALDE, Johann Baptiste.

Province IX Hu-Quang...
London: T. Gardner for E. Cave, 1738-41. Coloured. 470 x 420mm.

Stock ID : 16297


The Chinese Province of Henan

DU HALDE, Johann Baptiste.

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.

Stock ID : 16299


The Chinese Province of Kyang-Si

DU HALDE, Johann Baptiste.

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.

Stock ID : 16301


An 18th Century Dutch edition of Bellin's map of China

BELLIN, Jacques-Nicolas.

La Chine avec La Koree et les Parties de la Tartarie les plus voisines...
Paris c.1740. Coloured. 310 x 330mm.

Stock ID : 19658


18th Century map of China

KITCHIN, Thomas.

China as Surveyed by the Jesuit Missionaries between the Years 1708 and 1717 with Korea and the adjoining Parts of Tartary.
London, 1747. Coloured. 295 x 330mm.

Stock ID : 19967


A dramatic 18th century map of China

SEUTTER, Matthäus.

Opulentissimum Sinarum Imperium juxta Recentissimam Delineationem in suas Provincias Distermunatum.
Augsburg, T.C.Lotter, c.1760. Original colour. 500 x 590mm.

Stock ID : 18269


An 18th century playing-card map of China

RABATTA, Augusto & BAILOU, Jean Baptist de.

Regno Dispotico. Imperio della China anticamente Sinae sotto un Imperatore Tartaro.
Florence: Aniello Lamberti, 1779. Original colour. Sheet size 128 x 73mm.

Stock ID : 12974


A scarce map of China

CASSINI, Giovanni Maria.

La Cina Delineata sulle ultime Osservazioni.
Rome, 1798. Coloured. 365 x 495mm.

Stock ID : 20552


An unusual geographical and historical map of China


China and the Tributary Kingdom of Corea, For the Elucidation of Lavoisne's Genealogical, Historical, Chronological & Geographical Atlas.
London: J. Barfield, 1813. Original colour. 220 x 280mm, set in text.

Stock ID : 18845


19th century map of Hainan


Carte de l'île de Hai Nan formant le Département Chinois de Khioung Tchéou Fou.
Paris: Berthe, 1827. Original colour. 320 x 380mm.

Stock ID : 19928


Map of China during the First Opium War, marking Hong Kong

WYLD, James.

Map of China Compiled from original Surveys & Sketches.
London: James Wyld (the younger), 1841. Dissected and laid on linen, total 660 x 825mm, folded with marbled covers, publisher's advert label on linen.

Stock ID : 19125


Mid 19th century map of China


Edinburgh: J. Gellatly, 1843. London: Henry Washbourne, 1843. Original Colour. 360 x 290mm.

Stock ID : 19950


19th century market view of Canton

Illustrated London News.

Sale of English Goods, Canton.
London, May 22nd 1858. Colour lithograph. 240 x 330mm.

Stock ID : 20039


19th century China

Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge.

China: The Interior Chiefly from Du Halde and the Jesuits 1710 to 1718 and the Sea Coast from Modern Authorities.
London, Charles Knight, c.1850. Steel engraving, Coloured. 400 x 320mm.

Stock ID : 19862


Sea chart of the environs of Shanghai


Carta Esférica de la Costa Oriental de China Desde el Rio Ngau-Keang hasta el Whang-ho-kau segun los trajabos de los capitanes Kellett y Collinson de la Marina Real Inglesa.
Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1862. Touches of original colour. 1000 x 640mm. Blind stamp of the Direccion de Hidrografia.

Stock ID : 12449


Sea chart of the East China Sea

BRYANT, Tomas.

China. Carta de la Costa Oriental , comprendida entre el Rio Min hasta los Bancos Sha con parte del Archipiélago del Japon, segun los trajabos mas modernos.
Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1864. Original colour. 640 x 998mm. Blind stamp of the Direccion de Hidrografia.

Stock ID : 12452


19th century Spanish sea chart of the Yellow Sea and Korea

BRYANT, Tomas.

Carta de Mar Amarillo con el Golfo de Pe-Chili y parte del Mar del Japon, segun los trajabos ingleses mas modernos.
Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1866. Touches of original colour. 640 x 990mm. Blind stamp of the Direccion de Hidrografia.

Stock ID : 12450


A wall map illustrating the commerce of China

PHILIP, George.

Philip's Commercial Map of China. Edited by the Late Sir Alexander Hosie, M.A., L.L.D., F.R.G.S.
London: George Philip for the London Geographical Institute, c.1930. Chromolithograph on two sheets conjoined, total 1600 x 1550mm, laid on silk-edged canvas, with contemporary brass roller at top, wooden baton at bottom, each with a tassel.

Stock ID : 19440


A fascinating pictorial map of Beijing

DORN, Frank.

A Map and History of Peiping; formerly known as Peking; capital of provinces, princedoms and kingdoms since 1121 B.C.; in 1264 A.D. the capital of the Mongol Empire of Kublai Khan; made the capital of the Ming Empire through the Ming and Ching Dynasties; and now a city which will live long in the memory of man as one of the greatest the world has ever known.
Beijing: Peiyang Press, 1936. Colour-printed wood-engraving. Sheet 860 x 755mm.

Stock ID : 17878


A detailed plan of Shanghai in the 1930s


[Shanhai shinchizu] The New Map of Shanghai.
Shanghai: Fusazo¯ Sugie, c.1937. Colour lithograph, sheet 535 x 770mm.

Stock ID : 19743


A bird's-eye view of West Lake, Hangzhou


[Chinese characters] Hang Zhou Xi Hu Guan Jing Tu.
Hangzhou? n.d., c.1955. Chromolithograph. Sheet 530 x 760mm.

Stock ID : 17596