Map: Province de Chan-siCartographer: d'Anville / du HaldePlace & Date: Paris / 1737Size: 9 1/2" x 14"Condition: with magnificent original color and gold highlights in the cartouche; very light browning along outer edges of margins, otherwise in superb condition
D'Anville's highly detailed and splendidly colored map of China's Chan-si (Shanxi) province from du Halde's Description geographique historique...de l'Empire de la Chine et de la Tartarie Chinoise. Based on Jesuit sources, d'Anville's maps remained the definitive European rendering of China's provinces until the end of the 19th century. The map is exquisitely colored with gold highlights in the cartouche and the Great Wall tinted red. A beautiful example of the mapmaker's and map colorist's art.
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