Province XV Quey-Chew, Drawn on the Spot by the Peres Fridelli and Regis in the Year 1716... 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 1/4 x 10" 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. Clean loss to bottom left corner where the map was tabbed into book. Very good overall. Item #16714
See all items by China, Jean Baptiste Du Halde