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  Lot 649
 

Speed (John) The Kingdome of China newly augmented

Speed (John)

The Kingdome of China newly augmented, wood engraved map, from Speed’s “Prospect of the Most Famous Parts of the World”, hand coloured, views showing sailing land craft, the manner of their execution, city views of Macao, Quinzay and the costumed figured of Chinese, Japanese and Pegu men and women, mythical sea monsters and ships adorn the ocean, central vertical fold, text on verso, framed and glazed, overall size 760 x 645mm, 1626.

***The Great Wall is depicted on the map, along with several annotations. Korea shown as an Island. Japan is also shown using a very curious depiction.

(Qty: 1)

Estimated at £2,500 - £3,500


 

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