Description: FIRST EDITION, large oblong folio (535 x 770mm.), atlas volume only, 156 numbered lithographed maps, most with photographic illustrations (maps include 0 and 87bis, map 11 apparently unnumbered), 42 unnumbered plates (16 photographic plates, 26 photographic half-page plates), all maps and plates on 2 sheets, backed with thick patterned paper (except half-page plates), publisher's cloth lettered in black on upper cover, spine with bolts, scattered spotting and staining, wear to extremities, light wear to binding
Condition Report: Condition is described in the main body of the catalogue, where appropriate. Map 102 with light bubbling.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."
Literature: Western Travellers in China 115
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