Lot 159: China

DominicWinter

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Lot 159: China. Bowen (Emanuel), A Map of China Drawn from those of the Particular Provines made on the Spot by the Jesuit Missionaries..., circa 1738, hand coloured engraved map slight staining, old folds, 465 x 565mm, mounted, together with, Child (G.), Province XII Quang-Tong Drawn on the Spot by the Peres de Tarte & Cordoso in the Year 1714..., circa 1738, hand coloured engraved map, old folds, some creasing, slight dust soiling, 430 x 540mm, mounted, with, Du Halde (Jean Baptiste), The Kingdom of Korea [called by the Chinese Kau Li-Qua and by the Manchews Solho Koron), circa 1738, hand coloured engraved map, old folds, 520 x 350mm, mounted, plus, Bowen (Emanuel), A General Map of Eastern and Western Tartary Drawn for the Particular Maps of the Jesuit Missionaries..., circa 1738, hand coloured engraved map, slight creasing, old folds, 385 x 550mm, mounted, with another twenty-seven maps of Chinese provinces, various sizes and condition. Originally published in Edward Cave's translation of Du Halde's 'A Description of the Empire of China...,'. (31) Dominic Winter's Travel & Natural History, Early Printed Books, Maps, Globes & Decorative Prints, Science & Mathematics, Bookbinding Equipment Auction July 2015 Wednesday, 15th July 2015 Estimate: £600-900
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