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ANVILLE, J.B.D' / DU HALDE, P. - Villes de la province de Kiang-nan.
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Villes de la province de Kiang-nan. - ANVILLE, J.B.D' / DU HALDE, P.
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Title : Villes de la province de Kiang-nan..
Map maker : ANVILLE, J.B.D' / DU HALDE, P..
Date : Paris, P.G. Le Mercier, 1735.
Size : 15.9 x 9.8 inches. / 40.5 x 25.0 cm.
Colouring : Uncoloured.
Description :Eight town plans : Nan-king, Sou-tcheou-fou, Koen-chan-hien, Tsi-ki-hien, Vou-si-hien, Kia-ting-hien, Tchan-chou-hien and Tsing-pou-hien.
From "Description geographique, historique, chronologique, politique, et physique de l'empire de la Chine et de la Tartarie chinoise." - the first definitive European work on the Chinese empire" (Hill), was compiled by Du Halde, Jesuit former confessor to the duc d'Orléans, from the accounts, published and unpublished, prepared by 27 Jesuit missionaries during their travels.
This encyclopaedic work not only provided valuable information on Chinese political institutions, education, language, medicine, science, customs and artefacts. For certain remote parts of northern China, Mongolia and Tibet, this work was the only adequate reference until the technological revolution in surveying in the 20th century.
Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d' Anville (1697-1782), French cartographer. Compiled over 200 maps.
Condition : A very good and dark impression.
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