Based on a Jesuit Map of China
Finely executed map of China and Korea, originally drawn from Jesuit Sources.
The Qing Emperor Kangxi commissioned a ground of Jesuit surveyors to map China from 1708 to 1716. The resulting maps were published as the Kangxi Atlas (1718-19). The leading French cartographer Jean-Baptiste Bourguignon D'Anville (1697-1782), acquired copies of the Kangxi maps, which were first printed in Jean-Baptiste Du Halde's Description Geographique … de la Chine(Paris, 1735).
The map shows excellent detail in China including many towns and villages, watershed and the mountains. The map names Nan-Chang and Pe-King (Beijing) and presents a graphic Great Wall. Extends to include Formosa (Taiwan), the Mongol regions, all of the Korean Peninsula and Hay-Nan Island.
Korea is labeled Kau-Li-Qua or Kingdom of Korea." The map is based on Jesuit surveys and filled with a surprising amount of detail for its size.