Item #50782 Cities of the Province of Che-Kyang. CHINA - CHEKIANG PROVINCE.

Cities of the Province of Che-Kyang.

Fletcher, H. (engraved by).
No date. [ 1738].
Copper plate engraved map, 14 3/4 x 9 inches on sheet 16 x 10 inches. Area of light discoloration at the centre right edge, overall good condition. An attractive map depicting five walled cities of the Chinese Qing dynasty province of Che-Kiang (modern day CHEKIANG): Hang Chew Fu (Hangchow) with the West Lake depicted, Ping-hu hyen, Hu-Chew Fu, Kya-Hing Fu and Ku-Chew Fu. This is a plate from Du Halde's "A description of the empire of China and Chinese-Tartary: together with the kingdoms of Korea, and Tibet: containing the geography and history (natural as well as civil) of those countries" published in London in 1738. Originally published in French in 1735, this was an encyclopedic compendium by Jesuit priest Jean Baptiste Du Halde of the written accounts of some 27 Jesuits in China, documenting the history and customs of the country. Item #50782

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