Two Fine Maps of China: Chekiang e Kiangsi Provincie dell China & Iunan Queicheu e Quangs Provincie della China.

£1,500

Venice. [ c.1690], Large Folio (460 x 610mm), two engraved maps, each with a large ornate, decorative cartouche and dedication.

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Venice. [ c.1690], Large Folio (460 x 610mm), two engraved maps, each with a large ornate, decorative cartouche and dedication.

Two fine engraved maps of the six issued detailing the thirteen provinces of China . Wonderful maps of Zhejiang and Jiangxi; and the Chinese provinces of Iunan (Yunan), Queicheu (Guizhou), e Quangsi (Guangxi). With highly decorative titles and mileage-scale cartouches. Demographic descriptions and statistics about the featured provinces Coronelli (1650-1718), was a Franciscan Friar and appointed General of the Order in 1701. He was cosmographer to the Republic of Venice and founder of the Academia Cosmografica degli Argonauti, the world’s first geographical society (1680).

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