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    1775
    DALRYMPLE
    Title:
    Carte d'une partie des Côtes de la Chine et des Isles adjacentes depuis l'Isle nommée la Pierre Blanche, jusqu'à celle de l'Artimon
    Date:
    C1775
    Mapmaker:
    Alexander Dalrymple (1737-1808)
    Engraver:
    Jean-Baptiste D'Apres de Mannevillette (1707-1781)
    Image Size:
    335mm x 484mm
    Condition:
    In good condition.
    Technique:
    Hand coloured engraving.
    Stock Number:
    NORIENT 053 ASI HK (RW05)
    Description:

    Important C18th chart of Hong Kong based upon the surveys made from the original surveys and soundings in 1754, 1759, and 1760 by Alexander Dalrymple. This edition of Dalrymple's map was published by Jean-Baptiste D'Apres de Mannevillette in his later editions of Neptune Orientale, the most highly regarded pilot for the Eastern trade for both French and English ships. The chart is dedicated to Alexander Dalrymple hydrographer to Britain's East India Company. Mannevillette was one of the few cartographers that had the admiration of the the difficult, Alexander Dalrymple. The two collaborated and shared information with the aim of updating current navigational charts. 

    The chart extends from just West of Macao, shows the Bocca Tigris in the Pearl River and the islands around present-day Hong Kong, with Lantao and Lamma both identified. Importantly Hong Kong island is shown and identified as Fanchinchow.  

    Mannevillette was one of the most eminent and influential cartographers who was instrumental in raising the standards of available printed sea charts for the eastern trade in both France and England in the C18th. From about 1735 Mannevillette had set about collecting detailed charts of the known coasts from Africa to Australia and which with the financial support of the Comapne des Indes and the Academie des Sciences, published his ground breaking sea atlas, Le Neptune Oriental in 1745.

    The first issue comprised twenty two charts and was superior to any previously available and consequently quickly became the indispensable atlas for ship owners, captains and pilots engaged in the Southeast Asian sea routes. The second edition was expanded to 56 charts and included 
    this chart of Hong Kong. 

    Mannevillette had applied his advances in navigational techniques 
    to the charts which he had refined in the intervening 30 years. 

    References: NLA-Mapping Our World p.191, ill.p.190

    Collections: National Library of Australia, Bib ID3770095

    From Mannevillette's, Le Neptune oriental.

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    1898
    BACON
    Title:
    China Including parts of Siam & Annam
    Date:
    C1898
    Mapmaker:
    George Washington Bacon (1830-1922)
    Image Size:
    485mm x 310mm
    Condition:
    In good condition, with centre fold as issued.
    Technique:
    Original colour printed engraving
    Stock Number:
    BAAOTW ASI CHI 035 (C017)
    Description:
    Fabulous detailed late C19th map of China and Vietnam with insets of Hong Kong, Beijing and Shanghai. Shown are sea routes to major ports with distances. 
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