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Johannes Blaeu:  Xantung, Sinarum Imperii Provincia Quarta (with Korea)

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Title: Xantung, Sinarum Imperii Provincia Quarta (with Korea)

Map Maker: Johannes Blaeu

Place / Date: Amsterdam / 1655 ca

Coloring: Hand Colored

Size: 19.5 x 16 inches

Condition: VG+

Price: $1,200.00

Inventory ID: 43007


Nice example of Blaeu's map of the Shandong, Hebei and Liaoning region, from Blaeu's Atlas of China.

In the center of the map is the Bay of Xang with the neighboring peninsula of Korea.  The map extends from just east of Beijing (including Tianjin), to the northern half of the Korean Peninsula, including what is likely an early depiction of the River flowing inland to Seoul. 

The eastern most part of the Great Wall is also shown.

Decorative map of the province, based on the maps of Jesuit missionary Martino Martini. The map features many place names and topographical details, a key to symbols, and decorative cartouche.



Condition Description: Old Color.

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Maps of China
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