Vusihyen Hou Tcheou Fou China 1749 engraved early maps plans topographyBrian DiMambro -Historical Investments
Vusihyen, Hou Tcheou Fou
Issued 1749, Paris for Prevost [8vo edition[
Fine, appealing and uncommon original engraved mid-18th century map. With numerous original fold-lines as issued. Lower blank left side margin narrow as issued to facilitate the map being folded into the very small hand-sized volume where it first appeared.
As originally issued long ago, an actual antique/ vintage printed sheet of paper, not a modern copy or reprint. The paper sheet could show various minor signs of age, but if we are offering it for sale, you can be 100% certain it is entirely worthy of ownership by even the most discerning collector or dealer.
A picture is worth a thousand words. The scan is a major part of the item description. Please examine it closely, as what you see is what we will send you.
[note: we grade conservatively and always seek to disclose any noteworthy flaws.].
Sheet remains well preserved, keeping in mind it is not modern or new, so minor flaws to paper unworthy of specific mention are sometimes to be expected. Some light age wear or surface spotting/ soiling, all of which is hopefully visible within the zoomable scan.
Paper and image remains overall clean & sound. Old maps & prints often display small minor repairs on the back, could have uneven blank margins, might have extraneous fold-lines or other small minor age flaws which do not detract from the visual appeal or value. Condition is carefully considered in arriving at our price.
Great old vintage antique map entirely worthy of hanging for display.
A cartographic depiction captured in a manner entirely unique to this era.
Sheet measures c. 9 1/4" H x 6 1/2" W.
Printed area measures c. 8 5/8" H x 5 1/2" W