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Vincenzo Maria Coronelli (1650-1718)

Map of Chekiang

Original antique hand colored copper engraving

 

45 x 60,5 cm

1695, Italy

 

 

 

 

  • Full title

    Full title: Chekiang E Kiangsi, Provincie della China

     

    With the cities Shanghai and Hangzou.

    A beautiful map depicting part of China. It covers part of the Kiangsu and Chekiang Provinces next to the Yellow Sea. 

    The map is notable for  a large decorative title cartouche. It also has a decorative scale cartouche as well as some information about the area in the lower right corner.

  • Collection of 14 Provinces of China

    The map is one of a set of six maps by the Italian mapmaker Vincenzo Coronelli, representing 13 Provinces of China.

    The maps are modeled upon the earlier maps by Joan Blaeu and Jesuit Martino Martini.

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