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D' ANVILLE, J.B. - Carte Generale de la Chine Dressée sur les Cartes Particulieres Que l' Empereur Chang-Hi a fait lever sur les lieux...
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Carte Generale de la Chine Dressée sur les Cartes Particulieres Que l' Empereur Chang-Hi a fait lever sur les lieux... - D' ANVILLE, J.B.
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Title : Carte Generale de la Chine Dressée sur les Cartes Particulieres Que l' Empereur Chang-Hi a fait lever sur les lieux....
Map maker : D' ANVILLE, J.B..
Date : Paris, 1730.
Size : 24.2 x 21.3 inches. / 61.5 x 54.0 cm.
Colouring : In original o/l colours .
Description :Large map showing the traditional limits of China, including Hainan and Formosa in the South, and Quantong and parts of the Gobi Desert in the North.
As the title notes, the map draws from surveys undertaken in the period 1708-1716 by Jesuit missionaries on the instructions of the Emperor Kangxi.
A copy of these surveys were sent back to Paris and the Royal cartographer D‘ Anville was commissioned to drawn this map, which was the first really reasonably accurate picture of that remote land.
The map engraved by the master engraver Delahaye, with a quite elaborate scale cartouche lower right.
This map is the first accurate carMap dated!
Condition : Printed on watermarked heavy paper. Folded as issued. Reinforced 1 cm separation in centerfold.
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