These prints are part of a 3 volume set of maps and views of China and Grand Tartary in the period 1715-1719. Many of these views are among the earliest European made views of China.
The maps and views consist of panoramas of the provinces, towns, fortresses, coasts, rivers, seaports, rivers, mountains, principle cities including Beijing, Nanjing, Guangdong, and Tianjin, Forbidden City, pagodas, Chinese gods, Buddhist temples, flags, native people, native costumes, islands, rivers, seaports, religious ceremonies, animals, fishing, Chinese ships, fireworks, as well as exotic flora and fauna. Relief shown pictorially. Includes extensive text in volume 1. Includes description of illustrations and maps. Published at Leiden, by Pierre van der Aa. Bound in half leather marbled paper covered boards with "Galerie agreable du monde Chine" stamped on the spine in gilt. Pieter van der Aa, a Dutch publisher and printer was best known for his cartographic work.
These views are typically 50 x 70 cm or 20x25" approx. and are printed on a durable cotton canvas.
Please see my other shops on ETSY for even more great maps or prints!
Maps of the World: https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/WorldHistoricMaps?ref=seller-platform-mcnav
Maps of Canada : https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/HistoricMapsofCanada?ref=seller-platform-mcnav
Maps of France : https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/CartesdeFrance?ref=seller-platform-mcnav
Maps of the United States: https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/HistoricMapsAmerica?ref=seller-platform-mcnav
This item has been carefully restored and recreated onto a heavy 100% cotton canvas and not a fragile paper. My maps can be easily rolled to be presented as a gift or retrieved from storage to be unrolled to reveal a fascinating historical conversation piece.
On certain monitors and smart phones, colors may look excessively bright because your screen is lit from behind. I can assure you that the colors will not be so garish when you receive your map. Instead you will be appreciative of the heft and quality of the highly textured canvas, which can sustain a certain amount of rolling up and abuse. These were designed to be heirlooms.
Your item has a durable protective coating which would allow it to be framed without heavy, glaring glass. Feel free to touch it!
Frame it yourself! Not all that hard to do. A rustic looking frame will enhance its appearance or just use the 4 map pins, provided at no charge, to tack to your wall or message board.
Are you looking for a specific locale? We have Everywhere! Just send us your inquiry.
Desire a different size? Send us your requirements. We can select a print for you that fits perfectly into an old frame you might have in your attic or garage!
Included free with your purchase are 4 small map pins to allow your item to be pinned to your drywall or bulletin board.
All unit measurements are approximate, most usually 50x 70 cm, 20 x 25" approx.
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