Lot 5
  • 5

Anville, Jean Baptiste d'

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Description

  • Nouvel atlas de la Chine, de la Tartarie Chinoise, et du Thibet. The Hague: Henri Scheurleer, 1737
  • Paper
FIRST EDITION, folio (520 x 360mm.), title printed in red and black, 42 engraved maps, some double-page, contemporary calf, arms of Charles Frederick, Grand Duke of Baden in gilt on cover, binding repaired, later endpapers

Provenance

Charles Frederick, 1st Grand Duke of Baden (1728–1811), supralibros; F. von Lotzbeck, book label

Literature

Cordier, Sinica 48-49, 184-186; Löwendahl 401; Lust 155; Phillips, Atlases 3189; Western Travellers in China 40

Catalogue Note

THE MOST IMPORTANT EIGHTEENTH CENTURY CARTOGRAPHIC RECORD OF CHINA. FROM THE LIBRARY OF CHARLES FREDERICK, GRAND DUKE OF BADEN. The second European atlas of China (after Martini, lot 15), and the first scientific mapping of that country, deriving from a triangulated survey carried out by French Jesuits at the behest of the Emperor Kang Hsi.
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