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Lot 0134
Cartographer: d'Anville/du Halde
Place & Date: Paris / 1737
Size: 18 3/4" x 16"
Condition: beautifully colored; light overall age toning; some creasing and a reinforced fold.

D'Anville's highly detailed and splendidly colored map of China's Se-tchuen (Sichuan) 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 cartouche is especially magnificent, featuring animals, birds (and a pigeon roost), foliage, peacock feathers and rococo chinoiserie ornamentation. The coloring throughout is superb. A beautiful example of the mapmaker's and map colorist's art.

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  • Condition

    beautifully colored; light overall age toning; some creasing and a reinforced fold.?

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    d'Anville / du Halde: Sichuan Province, China

    Estimate $220 - $250Dec 06, 2017
    New York, NY, USA
    Auction Curated By:
    Steve Kovacs
    Maps Expert