Antique hand colored map of part of China, by Blaeu, 1655. Shows the province Xensi, including the Great Wall. In the lower left is a key for cities and villages, rivers, lakes, fortresses, etc. Decorative distance key includes an illustration of a scholar with an armillary sphere. Published in the 'Novus Atlas Sinensis', the first Western atlas of China, compiled from the maps by Martino Martini, a Jesuit missionary who travelled through China 1643-1650. This map is framed and appears to be in very good condition with some mild foxing and some waviness to the antique paper. Original color- a few areas of green coloring has turned brown and some of that same coloring has degraded the paper and caused separation (see photos). Map measures approx. 15.5 x 19 inches to the neatline. Total dimensions including the frame are approx. 24 x 26.5 inches. Please contact us if you are interested in purchasing without the frame (price will be adjusted).
Antique Hand Colored Map
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