Carte de la Baye de Chin-chew (ou) ou Chang-Chew (ou) avec les isles d'Emowi et de Quenowi. [Kinmen Islands]


Title:
Carte de la Baye de Chin-chew (ou) ou Chang-Chew (ou) avec les isles d'Emowi et de Quenowi. [Kinmen Islands]
Date:
C1748
Mapmaker:
Jacques Nicholas Bellin (1703-1772)
Image Size:
212mm x 300mm (8.35" x 11.81")
Condition:
In good condition, with folds as issued.
Technique:
Hand coloured copper engraving.
Price:

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$A 275
Stock Number:
HGDV 0522 ASI CHI (NRGY) (C017)
Description:

Attractive early map of Kinmen or Quemoy, group of islands, Fujian province, China which are located off the southeastern coast of mainland China, including Great Kinmen, Lesser Kinmen, Wuqiu and several surrounding islets. The city of Emowi, is present day Xiamen (Amoy) is shown.  

From Prevost, Histoire generale des voyages.

Biography:

Jacques Nicolas 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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