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Atlas General de la Chine, de la Tartarie Chinoise, et du Tibet

J. B. D’Anville and J. A. Dezauche. [Paris, ca. 1790]. 50 numbered maps and plans, 14 plates. D’Anville was scrupulous in his attention to detail and accuracy in his maps. His 1737 atlas of China was the “principal cartographic authority on China during the 18th century.” This later edition, revised and published by Dezauche, adds 14 plates of cultural and ethnological interest, and eight more maps not in the 1737 edition. It also contains the first extensive European mapping of Tibet (nine maps) as well as the first separate printed map of Korea. The Library has the earlier 1737 edition of this atlas.





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