The Empire of China with its principal divisions; drawn from the surveys made the Jesuits: with improvements and additions from the maps of Monsr. d'Anville ...
LAURIE Robert.; WHITTLE James (.)
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Double-page engraved map, 505 x 570 mm, in fine original wash colour. This later printing has had the imprint (with date) scratched from the paper by the publisher. [London : Laurie & Whittle, 1794, but Richard Holmes Laurie],
Very attractive English map of China drawn from the geographical researches of the Jesuits and the work of Jean d'Anville, Geographer to the French king, who produced numbers of maps of China and the individual provinces.
The map was first published in 1794, but this example is printed on paper watermarked 'W Thomas 1818', evidently issued by Laurie and Whittle but printed by their successor Richard Holmes Laurie.
Despite being a late printing, this is a very good example in, unusual, fine original wash colour, with wide margins.
Stock Code: 223606