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An Unrecorded Jesuit Map of China

Rare Jesuit map of China, published in Paris by Longchamps.

The map gives extensive details regarding China's provinces, major cities, families, colleges, temples, churches and Missions. The ending note discusses the Jesuit activities during the century.

The catalog entry in the BnF states " Fin XVIIe s." (end of the 17th Century).  No text mentioned.

The Address for Longchamps, "a Paris, chez Longchamps Géographe rue St. Jacques à l'Enseigne de la Place des Victoires," is typically found on imprints dating to the 1750-1760 time period.


The map is virtually unknown.  We locate only the above reference in the French National Library, which would seem to reference a map published earlier than the present map.

Condition Description
Minor dampstain in upper margin