C1737

Province de Quang-Tong

Mapmaker:

Jean Baptiste d'Anville (1697 - 1782)

Exquisite and rare map of Guangdong, the Twelfth Province of the Empire of China. This was the first detailed and accurate map of Hong Kong, Macao and the Pearl River Delta to be issued. The province was the most considerable of the … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Province de Quang-Tong

Date:

C1737

Mapmaker:

Jean Baptiste d'Anville (1697 - 1782)

Condition:

In good condition, with folds as issued.

Technique:

Copper engraving hand coloured

Image Size: 

540mm 
x 425mm
AUTHENTICITY
Province de Quang-Tong - Antique Map from 1737

Genuine antique
dated:

1737

Description:

Exquisite and rare map of Guangdong, the Twelfth Province of the Empire of China. This was the first detailed and accurate map of Hong Kong, Macao and the Pearl River Delta to be issued. The province was the most considerable of the southern Provinces of China and was bounded in the north east by Fokien, Kiangsi in the north, Quang si in the west, and the Kingdom of Tong king; It was divided into ten countries, which contained ten cities of the First Order, and eighty four of the Second and Third Order.

Beautifully decorated with an elaborate Chinoiserie title cartouche at lower right comprising Chinese traders. The map is from Jean Baptiste Bourguignon D’Anville’s very rare and important atlas on China, Nouvel Atlas De La Chine. 

The atlas contained detailed maps from the surveys of all of China made by the Jesuits 1708-1716 by the order of the Kangxi Emperor.

Mapmaker:

Jean Baptiste d’Anville (1697–1782)

Jean d’Anville was a noted French cartographer who was appointed Royal Geographer and elected to the Académie des Sciences in 1773. He was described as a map editor who designed new maps by collecting and comparing as many sources as possible. D’Anville was renowned for his scrupulous attention to detail, correcting and reissuing maps as new information became available. Each important map was published with a critical essay on geography and cartography.

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