Lot No: 8001

Thomas Salmon: 'Modern History: Or, the Present State of all Nations .... Volume 1. In which the Empire of China; The Kingdoms of Japan, Tonquin, Cochin-China and Siam; The Ladrone and Philippine Islands, and that of Macassar are comprehended.... illustrated.....by Herman Moll', London, James Crokatt, 1725, 3rd edition, volume 1 only, title page and following two leaves of preface with large part loss affecting text, else all leaves and plates present, 3 engraved folding maps and 11 engraved plates (of which 4 folding) as called for, maps comprise 'The Empire of China and Island of Japan', printed size approximately 25 X 25cm, very curious shape for the Korean peninsula, above Japan the semi mythical islands of 'Jesso' & 'Company's Island', names the sea of korea; 'India beyond Ganges', showing present day Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam and part of Bangladesh, Southern China, Borneo and Sumatra, printed area approximatley 25 X 20cm; Philippine Islands' printed area approximate size 20 X 25cm, other plates including 'Tower of Nanking', 'Triumphal Arch', 'Tonquin Pagoda', 'Siamese House', religious habits/costumes, idols etc., contemporary calf worn, lacks top board

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Catalogue information

This lot is listed in the Books & Ephemera catalogue.

Location: Diss Auction Rooms
Date: 11th February 2021
Starts: 10:00 am
Lots in auction: 286

Online deadline: 11th February 2021, 9:30 am
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