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PROPERTY OF FLOYD SULLY

Map of the Chinese Empire, other Asian states and parts of Europe
大清天下中華各省府州縣廳地理全圖. DAQING TIANXIA ZHONGHUA GESHENG FUZHOU XIAN TING DILI QUANTU. [A COMPLETE MAP OF THE GEOGRAPHY OF ALL PROVINCES, PREFECTURES, DISTRICTS, COUNTIES, AND SUBPREFECTURES IN THE CENTRAL FLORESCENCE OF ALL UNDER HEAVEN OF THE GREAT QING]. [EARLY TO MID-NINETEENTH CENTURY, BUT LATE TWENTIETH CENTURY?]
Estimation
8001 200
Lot. Vendu 1,188 GBP (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
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216

PROPERTY OF FLOYD SULLY

Map of the Chinese Empire, other Asian states and parts of Europe
大清天下中華各省府州縣廳地理全圖. DAQING TIANXIA ZHONGHUA GESHENG FUZHOU XIAN TING DILI QUANTU. [A COMPLETE MAP OF THE GEOGRAPHY OF ALL PROVINCES, PREFECTURES, DISTRICTS, COUNTIES, AND SUBPREFECTURES IN THE CENTRAL FLORESCENCE OF ALL UNDER HEAVEN OF THE GREAT QING]. [EARLY TO MID-NINETEENTH CENTURY, BUT LATE TWENTIETH CENTURY?]
Estimation
8001 200
Lot. Vendu 1,188 GBP (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
ACCÉDER AU LOT

Details & Cataloguing

China in print and on paper, including the Library of Bernard Hanotiau and the Floyd Sully Collection

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Map of the Chinese Empire, other Asian states and parts of Europe
大清天下中華各省府州縣廳地理全圖. DAQING TIANXIA ZHONGHUA GESHENG FUZHOU XIAN TING DILI QUANTU. [A COMPLETE MAP OF THE GEOGRAPHY OF ALL PROVINCES, PREFECTURES, DISTRICTS, COUNTIES, AND SUBPREFECTURES IN THE CENTRAL FLORESCENCE OF ALL UNDER HEAVEN OF THE GREAT QING]. [EARLY TO MID-NINETEENTH CENTURY, BUT LATE TWENTIETH CENTURY?]
Overall size approximately 873 x 1115mm. (each sheet approximately 873 x 280mm.), large map on 4 sheets, on paper
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Bibliographie

All Under Heaven 6

Description

This map, originally produced as a woodblock map in the early to mid-nineteenth century, is primarily concerned with China's political geography, whilst also depicting major waterways, mountain ranges, and the Great Wall. "The map's creator has monochromatically articulated China's major administrative divisions. Their boundaries reveal relatively little concern for real terrain but keen interest in the divisions' arrangement relative to each other. Prominent in the label of each province is a decoratively composed notation of the province's distance from Beijing. This map's indication of the primacy of the capital is consistent with the work's other major theme, China's outsized importance in the world. This work's treatment of distant lands is typical, haphazardly placing other Asian states and European countries amid mythical territories... Although eighteenth century Chinese could plausibly argue for their country's pre-eminence on the basis of its unsurpassed population, great wealth and impressive military clout, by the middle of the nineteenth century, China's inability to ward off the unwelcome advances of Western traders and its disastrous defeat in the First Opium War had rendered the worldview this map espouses a form of political and cultural nostalgia" (All Under Heaven).

China in print and on paper, including the Library of Bernard Hanotiau and the Floyd Sully Collection

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