ca.1750 – J. M. Haas – Regni Sinae vel Sinae
Title: “Regni Sinae vel Sinae Propriae Mappa et Descriptio Gegraphica ex mappis particularibus quas Sinarum Rex Kanghi opera patrum Missionarium . . . R.P. du Halde”
Detailed early map of China, based upon Du Halde’s map of China, published circa 1736. Map extending to the Gobi Desert in the North and including Formosa and Hainan Islands, with a large decorative cartouche and explanatory table, based upon the works of Du Halde and D’Anville. Chinese, Tartar and Latin names for features such as rivers and lakes. The title cartouche at lower right is flanked by Chinese dragons. A decorative and informative map revealing European knowledge of China in the mid-eighteenth century.
Cartographer: Johann Matthaus Haas
Sheet size: 53,5 x 60,0 cm
Year: ca. 1750
Technique: copper engraving
In good condition. Narrow margins, middle fold as issued. Paper with original watermark. Original hand colouring.
Due to the age of this map some imperfections to be expected!
This is a genuine antique map published ca. 1750 and not a modern copy or reprint!