76 1972 Atlases Blaeu J and Martinus M
76 1972 Atlases  Blaeu J and Martinus M
76 1972 Atlases  Blaeu J and Martinus M
76 1972 Atlases  Blaeu J and Martinus M
76 1972 Atlases  Blaeu J and Martinus M
76/1972 [Atlases]. Blaeu, J. and Martinus, M. Novus Atlas Sinensis. Amst., J. Blaeu, 1655, 213,(19),XVIIIp., engr. title-p., 16 double-p. maps, all in CONTEMPORARY HANDCOLOURING, title-p. HEIGHTENED W. GOLD, modern hcalf w. mor. letterpiece, large folio.

- Lacks the map of Japan; engr. title probably added later (loose and margins cut short); sm. dam. spots in upper part engr. title; p.8-9 and 125-130 severly soiled and 1x w. large tear; p. 145-150 browned (incl. the map of Fokien); all lvs. (incl. maps) waterstained in outer margins, the following maps w. some offsetting of colour from cartouche: "Imperii Sinarum Nova Descriptio"/ "Kiangsi (...)"/ "Nanking (...)" (also w. sm. dam. to left figure cartouche).

= Koeman 2:521 with allegorical title-page 2:26B. The first and only Dutch edition of the first European atlas of China. The hand-coloured double-page maps consist of a general map of China and 15 maps of the provinces. The maps with beautiful cartouches surrounded by Chinese people in traditional dress from the corresponding region in beautiful contemporary handcolouring. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXXIII.

€ (5.000-7.000)