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John Speed:  the Kingdome of China newly augmented by I.S. 1626




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Title: the Kingdome of China newly augmented by I.S. 1626

Map Maker: John Speed

Place / Date: London / 1676

Coloring: Hand Colored

Size: 20 x 15 inches

Condition: VG

Price: $7,500.00

Inventory ID: 33452


Description:

Fine full color example of John Speed's map of China.

The Great Wall is depicted on the map, along with  several annotations. Korea shown as an Island.   Japan is also shown using a very curious depiction. 

The map includes a portion of India within the Ganges region, extending well into Central Asia. In addition to the wonderful views showing a sailing land craft, manner of execution and city views of Macao and Quinzay and the costumed figures of Chinese, Japanese and Pegu men and women, there are interesting notes throughout the map on various historical & mythical aspects of China, including a region where men are seduced by wonderful illusions and dirt is spun into cloth.


Condition Description: Minor soiling in margins


Related Categories:
Maps of China
Maps of India
Map of Japan
Maps of Korea