|Method||Copper engraved with hand colour|
|Artist||after de l'Isle, Guillaume|
|Published||[Paris & Amsterdam, c.1750]|
|Dimensions||135 x 168 mm|
A small French map of China, with provincial borders, and neighbouring territories including Japan, Korea, Siam, Tibet, and Tartary outlined in hand colour, from La Science des Personnes de la Cour, de l'Epe'e et de la Robe. Principal cities are picked out in red, as is the Great Wall, which is shown pictorially.
La Science des Personnes de la Cour, de l'Epe'e et de la Robe was a French encyclopaedia, which appeared in numerous editions from 1707 to 1757. Edited predominantly by Monsieur De Chevigny and Henri Philippe de Limiers, the work was dedicated to the Prince of Orange and Nassau. Later printings were done under the auspices of the Chatelain family.
Guillaume de l'Isle (1625 - 1726) was one of the finest cartographers of the eighteenth-century. He is widely regarded as the father of scientific mapmaking, and was the first to utilise the practices of triangulation and mensuration in the production of his works.
Condition: Two vertical folds as issued. Blank on verso.