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Plans de quelques Villes de la Province de Hou-Quang— Yong Tcheou Fou; Vou-Tchang-Fou; Hoang-Tcheou-Fou

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Three bird's-eye view plans of walled cities in what are now China's Hubei (Hou-Quang) and Hunan Provinces on a single plate from Prevost d'Exiles' influential collection of travel narratives, Histoire Generale des Voyages. From left to right, the plans are of Yongzhou (Yong Tcheou Fou), now in Hunan Province; Wuhan (Vou-Tchang-Fou), capital of Hubei Province; and Huangzhou (Hoang-Tcheou-Fou), now an urban district of the Hubei city of Huanggang.
Item Number: RS2919
Cartographer: Bellin/van der Schley/Prevost d'Exile
Place & Date: Paris/The Hague / 1755
Size: 11 3/4" x 7 7/8"
Condition: b&w; overall age toning; a few spots in the wide margins; margins extended to accommodate volume width
Price: SOLD