Item #16724 A Map of China, Drawn from those of the particular Provinces made on the Spot by the Jesuit Missionaries; wherein the principal Places are distinguished whose positions have been determin'd, & the positions themselves inserted, as Vouchers to the Work, the Names also are written according to the English Orthography. China, Jean Baptiste Du Halde.

A Map of China, Drawn from those of the particular Provinces made on the Spot by the Jesuit Missionaries; wherein the principal Places are distinguished whose positions have been determin'd, & the positions themselves inserted, as Vouchers to the Work, the Names also are written according to the English Orthography.

London: Edward Cave, at St. John's Gate, 1738. First printing. The general map of China including Korea from Du Halde's "A Description of the Empire of China and Chinese-Tartary, Together with the Kingdoms of Korea, and Tibet". Copper engraved map, 21 1/2 x 18" with small margins, period folds, professionally conserved and flattened. Fine condition in the original black and white. The map is from the Edward Cave folio edition of this important encyclopedic work on Chinese culture, history and society, Du Halde's work inspired great interest in China among Europeans, and was a ground breaking work in geography. The Du Halde book is referred to in Cordier BS 50; Löwendahl 409; Lust 15. Fine. Item #16724

Price: $2,500.00

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