China – Tartary – Mongolia – Gobi Desert
Title: "Carte Generale de la Tatarie Chinoise“ – "Tatariae Sinensis Mappa Geographica...“
Detailed map of Northern Russia, China, Mongolia and the Gobi Desert, at the upper left the title cartouche, mileage scales in top and bottom left.
Original coloured copper engraving by Johannes Tobias Mayer (1723-1762), after Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d'Anville (1697-1782), published by Homann Heirs, Nuremberg 1749.
This map is based on a design by Jean-François Gerbillon, a Jesuit priest, mathematician and cartographer who lived and worked in China.
Print size: 52 cm x 40,5 cm
Nuanced print and colours on strong paper, typical centrefold, in very good condition.
Cp.: Sandler: J.B.Homann, die Homännischen Erben p.. 126, No. 123