BGJC-00165

Cities of the Province of Shen-Si - Basire (1738)

  • Condition: Good, general age-related toning. Few marginal defects and worm holes (slightly affecting image), please study image carefully.
  • Date: 1738
  • Overall size: 24 x 39 cm.
  • Image size: 22 x 35 cm.
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Description: Antique print China titled 'Cities of the Province of Shen-Si'. Old map depicting four walled cities of the Chinese Qing dynasty province of Shen-si (modern day SHAANXI): Si-ngan-fu, Chwang-lan, Lan-chew, Kan-chew, Ing-chew and Ku-ywen Chew.  Originates from 'A description of the Empire of China and Chinese-Tartary' by by J.B. du Halde. Du Halde's work inspired great interest in China among Europeans, and was a ground breaking work in geography. 

Artists and Engravers: Engraved by J. Basire. Published by E. Cave, London.