A rare, stellar and very large format bilingual (Chinese, French) map of China, made by Stanislas Chevalier, the polymath Jesuit-scientist who was famously the father of meteorology in China, beautifully colour lithographed at the Imprimerie Hong-pao-tchai, a printing house located at Zi-Ka-Wei, the missionary education-science centre in the Xuhui District of Shanghai, with Chinese-style blue silk endpapers, the map is…
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