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Xuntien alias Quinzay. (Hangchow, China)
By Matthaus Merian, Frankfurt. 1606, c.1628.
Copper plate engraving.
Image 13 1/2 x 18" (34.2 x 45.9 cm) plus margins.
A fine plan of the Chinese city of Quinzay [Hangchow], based upon the account given by Marco Polo in the late 12th Century of the great city of Quinzay. Appeared in Matthaus Merian's "Topographia".
Good condition save for some repairs along centerfold. Black & white.