1635 W. Blaeu - Tartaria sive Magni Chami Imperium
1635 c. W. Blaeu decorative map of China
Tartaria sive Magni Chami Imperium
Amsterdam, c. 1635
38.3 x 49.8 cm (15 x 19½ in)
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.
Light rubbing along centerfold with short marginal split and a few marginal chips; very good.
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