Condition: 4to. 2 parts in one vol. General title with woodcut printers device, two section titles with diagrams of globes, 32 woodcut diagrams in the text. Very light marginal browning. Contemporary vellum, lightly stained.
The first map of China ever to appear in a Western atlas, west to the top. When this map appeared, it was by far the most acc..
Condition: 4 volumes, 4to (257 x 196mm.), titles printed in red and black with engraved vignettes, 11 engraved vignette illustrations and 51 plates (of 53), a number folding, contemporary half calf, spines gilt with morocco labels, [Löwendahl 398], without the separately published atlas, lacking 2 plates in vol.2 (Obseques at p.149 and Gin seng at p.180), one plate torn without loss (vol.1, p.230), d4 vol.1 with short tear and slight stain, bindings slightly rubbed and slightly worn.
These volumes accompany Bourguignon d'Anville's Nouvel atlas de la Chine, de la Tartarie chinoise et du Thibet. of 1737. Firs..
Published: Osaka, Bunka 3, year of the tiger - 1806
Size: 225 x 180 mm.
Condition: Original yellow paper wrappers, some soiling, with title and contents labels, the fourth one of which is a little bit defective, as shown the image. Thread partially untied, but binding is almost secure. As is often the case of this, impression is somewhat pale, but very fine copy. Some worming in volume 3.<br />6 vols., not bound in the 2nd sheet with issue date in the 1st volume.
Published in Osaka, Kawachiya Genhichiro, et al. [8 book sellers], slightly later issue but apparently in Edo period, using ..
Condition: 4 volumes folio ; (2) leaves, viij-lij-iv-592 pp. — (2) leaves, iv-725 pp. — (2) leaves, iv-564-(2) pp. — (2) leaves, ij-520 pp. Contemporary calf, spines divided in compartments by six raised bands, contrasting red morocco labels in two, others richly gilt with floral tools, leaf sprays, etc., sides ruled in gilt with three-line fillet, marbled endpapers, red edges. With 65 maps and plates (all but one double-page or folding); titles in red and black incorporating engraved pictorial vignette by Baquoy after Humblot; with all half-titles; woodcut head- and tailpieces, typographic ornaments, historiated and decorative initials.
First edition of this cornerstone of any collection of books on China, which is also among the rarest and most desirable of i..