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  • MUSEUM QUALITY INKS AND PAPER: Printed on thick 192gsm heavyweight matte paper with archival giclee inks, this historic fine art will decorate your wall for years to come.
  • VINTAGE MAP REPRODUCTION: Add style to any room's decor with this beautiful print. Whether your interior design is modern or classic, a map is never out of fashion.
  • ATTENTION TO DETAIL: We edit every antique map for image quality, color and vibrance, so it can look its best while retaining historical character. Makes a great gift!
  • FRAME READY: Your unframed poster will arrive crease-free, rolled in a sturdy mailing tube. Many maps fit easy-to-find standard size frames 16x20, 16x24, 18x24, 24x30, 24x36, saving on custom framing.
  • Watermarks will not appear in the printed picture. Some blemishes, tears, or stamps may be removed from the final print.

Rigobert Bonne's c. 1783 map of China, Korea (Coree), Japan, and Taiwan (Formose). The map covers from the Gobi Desert southwards as far as Hainan and eastwards, to include Formosa, Korea, and Japan. Apparently based on a Chinese atlas, this map divides China into its various provinces, identifying countless cities throughout. Korea and Japan are not divided according to provinces, but numerous cities are noted. Formosa or Taiwan is divided along its central mountainous ain xis with areas in red on the west coast suggesting Chinese influences while the green tinted east coast hints at Japanese influence. Kesho (Tonquin's capital) and Hean (modern day Hanoi) are identified in Tonquin (North Vietnam). A decorative cartouche in the lower right quadrant depicts a Chinaman smoking opium and admiring a bird perched in his index finger while relain xing under an umbrella amongst bucolic surroundings. Drawn by R. Bonne in 1783 for issue as plate no. 27 in Jean Lattre's 1783 issue of the Atlas Moderne.

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