1635 W. Blaeu - Tartaria sive Magni Chami Imperium

1635 c. W. Blaeu decorative map of China

Title:

Tartaria sive Magni Chami Imperium

Map maker:

Willem Blaeu

Place and Year:

Amsterdam, c. 1635

Dimensions:

38.3 x 49.8 cm (15 x 19½ in)

Technique:

Copperplate engraving

Coloring:

Hand colored

Condition Rating:

VG

600.00
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DETAILS

Blaeu's map of Tartaria and northern China with information compiled by the English and Dutch explorers as well as the reports of Marco Polo and the Greek classics.

The title is symbolically engraved onto the saddle blanket of a camel, representing the trade over the Silk Road. Tiny devils and dragons frolic in the desert outside the Great Wall and numerous notes fill the unexplored regions.

CONDITION NOTES

Light rubbing along centerfold with short marginal split and a few marginal chips; very good.

IDENTIFIER

NL-00041

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