2me Carte du Tunquin . Tonkin Hainan Red River Vietnam China. CANU c1785 map
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2me Carte du Tunquin'. Tonkin Hainan Red River Vietnam China. CANU c1785 map

Price: £374.00

TITLE/CONTENT OF MAP: '2me Carte du Tunquin'

A very scarce late-18th century map of northern Vietnam (Tonkin / Tongkin / Tonquin / Tongking) and parts of southern China, compiled from Jesuit missionary reports. This unusual map covers the coast, the Red River delta and interior of what is now Vietnam and adjacent parts of China from Hainan Island south as far as Koue-hoe (Hue, Vietnam, ancient capital of Cochinchina), and westwards as far as Tchely (described as "capitale du pays dans le Yunnan" - possibly Kunming). The map includes part of Hainan Island, Ha Long Bay and the Gulf of Tonkin. Tong-Tou (noted to be the "capitale du Tonquin" - most likely Hanoi) is marked. Numerous towns and villages are marked, along with the borders of the Kingdom of Tonkin. Curiously, the Red River is not shown to have an outflow to the sea. The map was engraved by Jean Dominique Etienne Canu in Paris, for publication within Yves Mathurin Marie Treaudet de Querboeuf's "Lettres Edifiantes et Curieuses". We're unable to find any record of this map having been offered for sale either through a dealer or at auction

The top image on the right hand side shows the entire map. To view a close up of the map showing the level of printed detail, please click on the bottom image on the right hand side. This map is folding hence the centrefold line may show on the image below

DATE PRINTED: c1785    

IMAGE SIZE: Approx 31.5 x 44.5cm, 12.5 x 17.5 inches (Large); Please note that this is a folding map.

TYPE: Hand coloured late 18th century antique map

CONDITION: Good; suitable for framing. However, please note: Tight left margin; Minor offsetting -text and/or images from the facing page have left an impression on the print. Spotting. Please check the scan for any blemishes prior to making your purchase. Please contact us if you would like to arrange to view this map. Virtually all antiquarian maps and prints are subject to some normal aging due to use and time which is not obtrusive unless otherwise stated. We offer a no questions asked return policy.

AUTHENTICITY: This is an authentic historic map, published at the date stated above. It is not a modern copy.

VERSO: There is nothing printed on the reverse side, which is plain

FOLDING: This is a folding map.

ARTIST/CARTOGRAPHER/ENGRAVER: Jean Dominique Etienne Canu, from Jesuit missionary reports. Engraved by Porlier

PROVENANCE: A second edition of a map originally published in "Lettres Édifiantes et Curieuses" by Yves-Mathurin-Marie Treaudet de Querboeuf



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2me Carte du Tunquin'. Tonkin Hainan Red River Vietnam China. CANU c1785 map
2me Carte du Tunquin'. Tonkin Hainan Red River Vietnam China. CANU c1785 map

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