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China. Theodor de Bry (1528-1598) Descriptio Chorographica Regni Chinae.

Auction:
2819T
Lot:
269
Sold for:
$10,455$8,500

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 2819T
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
May 27, 2015 12:00PM

Description:

China. Theodor de Bry (1528-1598) Descriptio Chorographica Regni Chinae. [Paris, 1628] Small folio map on paper; Chinese title: Huang Ming yi tong fang yu bei lan; from De Bry's Petits Voyages, Part XII, in 1628; modeled on a map from Samuel Purchas's Purchas his Pilgrimes; vignettes in the corners of the map depict Matteo Ricci and a Chinese couple; matted and framed, 13 3/4 x 12 in. sight.
Estimate $500-700


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China, Samuel Purchas, LAN, Huang Ming, Paris, Matteo Ricci

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