Province VII Ho-Nan, Drawn on the Spot by the Peres Regis de Mailla and Henderer in the Year 1714... From "A Description of the Empire of China and Chinese-Tartary,..."
London: Edward Cave, at St. John's Gate, 1738. Copper engraving, period folds. 11 1/2 x 13" with margins. Map from the Edward Cave folio edition of this important encyclopedic work on Chinese culture, history and society, by a French Jesuit who specialized in China. Du Halde's work inspired great interest in China among Europeans, and was a ground breaking work in geography. The book: Cordier BS 50; Löwendahl 409; Lust 15. One small section of fold separated and repaired archivally. Very good overall. Item #16708
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