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Lot 80: KIRCHER, ATHANASIUS. TOONNEEL VAN CHINA, 1668
China in print and on paper, including the Library of Bernard Hanotiau and the Floyd Sully Collection
07 November 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: FIRST DUTCH EDITION, folio (367 x 235mm.), additional engraved title dated 1667 incorporating a map of China, 2 folding engraved maps, 22 engraved plates (3 folding), numerous engraved illustrations in text and woodcut device on title, contemporary calf, spine tooled in gilt with raised bands and red label, speckled edges, leaves browned, minor spotting or staining, binding restored
Condition is described in the main body of the catalogue, where appropriate. Joints starting to crack.
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Literature: Cordier Sinica 26; Lust 39; Löwendahl 136; Western Travellers in China 20