Plans de Quelques Villes de la Province de Hou-Quang.

Title: Plans de Quelques Villes de la Province de Hou-Quang.
Date: C1764
Mapmaker: Jacques Nicolas Bellin (1703-1772)
Image Size: 200mm x 300mm (7.87" x 11.81")
Technique: Hand coloured copper engraving.
Condition: In good condition, with folds as issued.
Stock Number: HGDV 0520 ASI CHI (NITGY) (C017)
32555
Price: $A 145
Description:

Early plans of the villages of Yong Chew Fu, the capital of Vu Chang Fu, and Wang Chew Fu in central China, each showing their walls, fortifications and surrounding countryside. 

Yong Chew Fu, Yong Tcheou Fou.
Vu Chang Fu, Vou-Tchang-Fou Capitale.
Whang-Chew Fu, Hoang-Tcheou-Fou.

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).