Detailed map of China, Korea and the Islands of Japan, showing the Provinces, towns, mountains, rivers, lakes, islands, published in Paris by Jean Lattre.
The map is drawn from D'Anville's atlas of China, the first modern atlas of China and a work which would influence the mapping of China for nearly half a Century.
Jean Lattré (fl. 1743-1793) was a Parisian bookseller and engraver who published many maps, plans, globes, and atlases. He worked closely with other important French cartographers, including Janvier, Bonne, and Delamarche, as well as other European mapmakers, such as William Faden, Santini, and Zannoni. Lattré is also interesting due to his propensity to bring suits against those who copied his work; plagiarism was common practice in eighteenth-century cartography and mapmakers struggled to maintain proprietary maps and information.