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CHINE - JAPON


Chine


196 D'ANVILLE, J-B. Carte la plus generale et qui comprend la Chine, la Tartarie chinoise et le Thibet. . . The Hague, 1737. In original colours. Paper broken on centerfold due to oxidation of green ink. No paper missing. Good and dark impression. 470 x 685 mm.
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¤ With a quite elaborately pictorial cartouche, engraved by G.Kondet. Very detailed map of China, Tibet and Korea.
Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d' Anville (1697-1782), French cartographer. Compiled over 200 maps. This map is from his most important work Nouvel Atlas de la Chine, published in The Hague 1737, The principal cartographic authority on China during the 18th century. (Tooley)
D'Anville used maps prepared by Jesuit missionaries and commissioned by Emporer-Kanyx, who in 1708-1716 ordered a surveying of the country. This map is the first accurate cartographic depiction of this area available in the western world.
The ornate cartouche shows emperor Kang Hsi presiding over the survey he had ordered the Jesuits to execute in his name between 1708 and 1716. Two fathers, with an armed mounted escort, are investigating a farmer settlement, his lodging and cattle. The scale cartouche is adorned by two wolf hunters.
Showing in the west: Thibet and Kashgar, on the north: Mongous, and on the northeast: Mantcheoux. All these areas are now part of modern China, respectively as; Tibet, Xinjiang (whose second largest city is Khashgar), Inner Mongolia, and Manchuria (Heilongjiang, Jilin and Liaoning provinces).
The map is important as being one of the first accurate maps of Korea. No text on verso.

In the tradition of Sanson and de L'Isle French school of exact cartography, d'Anville brought exacting scholarship and accuracy to his maps. Never leaving Paris, he managed to amass a vast collection of geographical/historical/ statistical/political materials, in particular from the observations of Jesuit missionaries.
He is said to have produced his first map at age 15, but he gained notoriety only in 1735 for his contribution to du Halde's "Description. de la Chine.".
He quickly followed with the 1737 "Nouvel atlas de la chine", and then the 1740 "Atlas general".



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197 LOTTER, T. C. Opulentissimum Sinarum Imperium. Augsbourg, 1770. Col. ancien. Good condition. 495 x 578 mm.
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¤ Detailed map of China. Korea, Taiwan and southern tip of Japan.
T.C. Lotter married M. Seutter's daughter in 1740 and succeeded him in 1756. Lotter used the copperplate of Seutter; he only changed the name.



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198 GEOGRAPH. INSTITUTS Charte von China nach Murdochischer Projection entworfen. ... Berichtiget, und gezeichnet von H.F.A. Stieler. . . Weimar, 1804. In attractive strong original colours. Good impression on heavy paper and wide margins. Very good condition. 465 x 513 mm.
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¤ Uncommon map of China prepared by H.F.A.Stieler, with parts of Taiwan, Tibet, Mongolia and the Korean peninsula, with a great many place names, a key to (and brief explanations of)municipal symbols, and a glossary of Chinese geographic terms.
The inset on the lower right edge of the map shows the "Lieu Kieu" islands between Japan and Taiwan, the source of the current territorial dispute between Japan and China.



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Villes de Chine


199 ACADEMIE IMPERIALE Vue de la Rue des Marchands Chinoises a Nankin. Augsburg, 1760. Original colours. In very attractive original colours. Light water stain in margins affecting engraved area. 310 x 410 mm.
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¤ So-called optical print illustrating a parade of vessels. Engraved by F.X. Habermann (1721-1796).
The Academie Imperiale was a well-known publisher of optical prints, established in Augsburg.
In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries there were many popular specialty establishments in Paris, Augsburg and London which produced optical viewing devices and special engravings to be viewed through them. In the 18th century the optical print or vue optique came into existence, whose exaggerated converging lines were intended to produce the optical illusion of deep recession. The viewing devices for which these perspective prints were produced consisted of a lens and a mirror, this requiring the use of reversed or mirror-image pictures.



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200 MONDHARE Vue de la superbe Entrée de l'Embassadeur de Siam a la Cour de Pekin. Paris, 1761. Original colours. Very light marginal water stain and spotting. In good condition. 238 x 388 mm.
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¤ So-called optical print illustrating a pompous parade to celebrate the arrival of the ambassador of Siam in Beijing.
Mondhare was a well-known publisher of optical prints, established in Paris, at rue St.Jacques à l'Hôtel Saumur.
In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries there were many popular speciality establishments in Paris, Augsburg and London which produced optical viewing devices and special engravings to be viewed through them. In the 18th century the optical print or vue optique came into existence, whose exaggerated converging lines were intended to produce the optical illusion of deep recession. The viewing devices for which these perspective prints were produced consisted of a lens and a mirror, this requiring the use of reversed or mirror-image pictures.



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201 BASSET Vue perspective de la grande Rue de Nanquin ancienne Ville de la Chine. Paris, c.1780. Original colours. Very light marginal water stain. Very good condition. 238 x 388 mm.
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¤ So-called optical print of a street in Nanking. The wide boulevard is lined with merchants displaying their wares with colorful flags and signs. The street is filled with people going about their daily business.
Basset was a well-known publisher of optical prints, established in Paris, at rue St.Jacques. This print was earlier published by Daumont.
In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries there were many popular speciality establishments in Paris, Augsburg and London which produced optical viewing devices and special engravings to be viewed through them. In the 18th century the optical print or vue optique came into existence, whose exaggerated converging lines were intended to produce the optical illusion of deep recession. The viewing devices for which these perspective prints were produced consisted of a lens and a mirror, this requiring the use of reversed or mirror-image pictures.



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202 MONDHARE Ceremonie de la grande Feste que les Chinois celebre le 24 de la Lune d'Aoust dans la principale Place de Pekin. Paris, c.1780. Original colours. Very light marginal water staining. Very good condition. 238 x 388 mm.
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¤ So-called optical print illustrating the festivities on the 24th of August in Beijing.
Mondhare was a well-known publisher of optical prints, established in Paris, at rue St.Jacques à l'Hôtel Saumur.
In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries there were many popular speciality establishments in Paris, Augsburg and London which produced optical viewing devices and special engravings to be viewed through them. In the 18th century the optical print or vue optique came into existence, whose exaggerated converging lines were intended to produce the optical illusion of deep recession. The viewing devices for which these perspective prints were produced consisted of a lens and a mirror, this requiring the use of reversed or mirror-image pictures.



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Japon


203 CORONELLI, V.M. Isola del Giapone e Penisola di Corea. . . Venice, 1698. Very good condition. Italian text on verso. The usual slight discolouration along the center fold. Dark impression. 465 x 625 mm.
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¤ A most attractive and decorative map of Japan and its near neighbor Korea by Vincenzo Coronelli. An elaborate central title cartouche garlanded with intertwined flowers and dedicated to the Rev.de Fontaine of the Society of Jesus. The delineation of Japan is on the standard Martini model although Hokkaido, then known as Yedo is shown as part of Tartary.
With a large Chinese vessel and a write-up underneath "the ship was apparently capable of traversing the distance of the 220 miles between the cities of Osaka and Nagasaki in only 12 days (Walter 43).
A larger rather westernized oared barge fills the ocean between Korea and the Islands with remarks on the distance between Osaka and Nagasaki.
The remarkable Vincenzo Coronelli (1650-1718), encyclopaedist, geographer, inventor and Doctor of Theology, was citizen of the Republic of Venice. He was also one of the most prominent mapmakers and publishers in Europe of his day.
The map is of interest for the use of East Sea, the sea between Korea and Japan, here called "Oceano Orientale".
The map is the product of the late 17th century Venetian cartographer, Vincenzo Coronelli.
A decorative title cartouche appears bottom left in the form of a banner supported by playful winged mermaids and cherubs.
The remarkable Vincenzo Coronelli (1650-1718), encyclopaedist, geographer, inventor and Doctor of Theology, was citizen of the Republic of Venice.
He was also one of the most prominent mapmakers and publishers in Europe of his day.



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204 ANONYME. Albums d’aquarelles japonaises. ? S.l.n.d. (ca. 1890. Trois albums d’aquarelles japonaises en accordéon. Encre et lavis d'aquarelle. 1 - Album illustré de 46 aquarelles au recto seul sur 46 ff. en accordéon, verso blanc, timbre ovale rouge sur le premier feuillet et 2 timbres carrés rouges sur le dernier feuillet. 2 - Album illustré de 23 aquarelles doubles et 2 simples au recto seul sur 48 ff. en accordéon, verso blanc. 3 - Album illustré de 23 aquarelles doubles et 2 simples au recto seul sur 48 ff. en accordéon, verso blanc. Etiquette avec inscription en japonais collée au verso de chaque album. Couvertures défraichies, frottées, légèrement décollées, quelques rousseurs. 300 x 265 mm.
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¤ Trois albums d’aquarelles japonaises illustrés de 96 superbes aquarelles simples et doubles sur 142 feuillets. Ces aquarelles représentent des fleurs, des fruits, des oiseaux, des poissons (carpes), des personnages de la vie quotidienne (pêcheurs), des paysages et des monstres japonais.
Toutes les aquarelles figurent avec grande délicatesse la faune, la flore et les paysages du Japon.





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Corée


205 BELLIN, J.N. Carte du Katay ou Empire de Kin. . . Paris, 1750. Coloured. Good impression. Map cut till neat line, and contemporarily laid down on a larger sheet of paper to fit in a larger atlas. 206 x 310 mm.
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¤ Fine map of Korea and China's Yellow Sea. Complete title in top: Carte du Katay ou Empire de Kin, pour servir de l'Histoire de Jenghiz Khan. Raportée dans histoire Générale des Voyages Tirée de l'Anglois..
The map is of interest for the use of "Mer de Corée".



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