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Lot 0133
Cartographer: d'Anville / du Halde
Place & Date: Paris / 1737
Size: 16" x 10 3/8"
Condition: with magnificent original color and gold highlights in the cartouches; some browning along a strip of the top margin; light staining along the outer edge of the bottom margin

D'Anville's highly detailed and splendidly colored map of China's Quang-si (Guangxi) 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 coloring throughout is exquisite, with gold highlights in the rococo mileage scale and title cartouches, the latter featuring a porcupine, a squirrel and two mythological creatures. A beautiful example of the mapmaker's and map colorist's art.

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  • Condition

    with magnificent original color and gold highlights in the cartouches; some browning along a strip of the top margin; light staining along the outer edge of the bottom margin?

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    d'Anville / du Halde: Guangxi Province, China

    Estimate $155 - $175Dec 06, 2017
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    New York, NY, USA
    Auction Curated By:
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    Steve Kovacs
    Maps Expert