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Fokien (Fujian), by Jean-Baptiste Bourguignon d'Anville. 1735

Jean-Baptiste Du Halde (1674 - 1743)

French Jesuit historian, professor at the College of Paris and author of the Description Geographique Historique, Chronologique, Politique, et Physique de l'Empire de la Chine et de la Tartare Chinoise, published in Paris in 1735. It contained the first map of Korea by Jean-Baptiste Régis and 42 maps of Chinese provinces by Jean Baptiste Bouguignon d'Anville.


Jean-Baptiste Bourguignon d'Anville (1697 -1782)

French geographer and cartographer to the king. He made more than 200 maps during his life. His maps remained the reference point in cartography throughout the 19th century.

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Province de Fo-Kien.

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Item Number:  27899
Category:  Antique maps > Asia > China

Old, antique map of China, by Jean Baptiste du Halde.

Title: Province de Fo-Kien.

Cartographer: Jean-Baptiste Bourguignon d'Anville.

Date of the first edition: 1735.
Date of this map: 1735.

Copper engraving, printed on paper.
Size (not including margins): 380 x 325mm (14.96 x 12.8 inches).
Verso: Blank.
Condition: Small tear in left margin reinforced.
Condition Rating: A+.

From: J.B. Du Halde. Description Geographique Historique, Chronologique, Politique, et Physique de l'Empire de la Chine et de la Tartare Chinoise, ... Paris, P.G. Mercier, 1735.

Jean-Baptiste Du Halde (1674 - 1743)

French Jesuit historian, professor at the College of Paris and author of the Description Geographique Historique, Chronologique, Politique, et Physique de l'Empire de la Chine et de la Tartare Chinoise, published in Paris in 1735. It contained the first map of Korea by Jean-Baptiste Régis and 42 maps of Chinese provinces by Jean Baptiste Bouguignon d'Anville.


Jean-Baptiste Bourguignon d'Anville (1697 -1782)

French geographer and cartographer to the king. He made more than 200 maps during his life. His maps remained the reference point in cartography throughout the 19th century.