Carte de l'Entree de la Riviere de Canton.


Title:
Carte de l'Entree de la Riviere de Canton.
Date:
C1748
Mapmaker:
Nicholas Belllin (1703-1772)
Image Size:
260mm x 206mm (10.24" x 8.11")
Condition:
In good condition, with folds as issued.
Technique:
Hand coloured copper engraving.
Price:

Availability: In stock

$A 300
Stock Number:
HGDV 0516 ASI CHI (NAGY) (C017)
Description:

Fine example of this rare and detailed map of the Pearl River Delta, showing Canton (present day Guangzhou), Macao and the site of Hong Kong. The area is also known as the Golden Delta of Guangdong and is where the first European trading concessions were situated.

From Prevost, Histoire generale des voyages.

Biography:

Jacques Nicholas Bellin (1703 - 1772)

The French multifaceted hydrographer and geographer had an incredibly successful 50 year career producing maps. His illustrious career started at just 18 years of age when he was appointed Chief Cartographer to the French Navy in 1721. His attention to detail, accuracy and high standard of workmanship resulted in him playing an integral role to France’s leadership in European cartography.  In addition to being the Chief Cartographer of France’s hydrographic office, he was also a member of the Académie de Marine, the Royal Society of London, and the Philosophes (a French intellectual group).

 

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