C1748

A New & Accurate Map of China. Drawn from the Surveys made by the Jesuit Missionaries, by order of the Emperor…..

Mapmaker:

Thomas Kitchin (1718 - 1784)

Very detailed map of China by Thomas Kitchen based on the extensive the surveys made of all of China by the French Jesuits 1708-1716 by the order of the Kangxi Emperor. At lower right is a decorative title cartouche and … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

A New & Accurate Map of China. Drawn from the Surveys made by the Jesuit Missionaries, by order of the Emperor…..

Date:

C1748

Mapmaker:

Thomas Kitchin (1718 - 1784)

Condition:

In good condition, with folds as issued.

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

430mm 
x 350mm

Paper Size: 

488mm 
x 388mm
AUTHENTICITY
A New & Accurate Map of China. Drawn from the Surveys made by the Jesuit Missionaries, by order of the Emperor..... - Antique Map from 1748

Genuine antique
dated:

1748

Description:

Very detailed map of China by Thomas Kitchen based on the extensive the surveys made of all of China by the French Jesuits 1708-1716 by the order of the Kangxi Emperor. At lower right is a decorative title cartouche and at lower right an ‘explanation’ key. 

At top left is an extensive description of Bowen’s sources. The Kingdom of Corea (Korea) and Taiwan is named ‘Tay-Wan or Formosa’. 

From Harris’s Navigantium atque Itinerantium Bibliotheca, or a Complete Collection of Voyages and Travels.

Collections:
National Library of Australia:  Bib ID718475

Mapmaker:

Thomas Kitchin  (1718-1784)

Working at premises at the Star in London’s Holborn as an engraver and publisher, Kitchin produced a wide variety of  maps for atlases and magazines. He often worked in conjunction with Emanuel Bowen.

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