C1748

Carte de l’Entree de la Riviere de Canton.

Scarce French 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 … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Carte de l’Entree de la Riviere de Canton.

Date:

C1748

Condition:

In good condition, with folds as issued.

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

206mm 
x 260mm

Paper Size: 

285mm 
x 340mm
AUTHENTICITY
Carte de l'Entree de la Riviere de Canton. - Antique Map from 1748

Genuine antique
dated:

1748

Description:

Scarce French 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, Abbe. Histoire générale des voyages : ou, Nouvelle collection de toutes les relations de voyages par mer et par terre qui ont été publiées jusqu’à présent dans les différentes langues de toutes les.. Paris

References:
Sabin, J. A Dictionary of Books Relating to America, from its Discovery to the Present Time. New York. (1936) 1967. 65403.
Hill, J. The Hill Collection of Pacific Voyages. San Diego 1974 p.241.
Phillips, P. A List of Geographical Atlases in the Library of Congress. Washington 1973 5991.

Collections:
National Library Australia: Bib ID 6058912
Library of Congress Washington D.C.: 05041509
State Library New South Wales: RB/DQ909.8A
Bibliotheque Nationale de France: Identifier: ark:/12148/bpt6k201024v
State Library Victoria: RARESF 910.8 P929H

Jacques Nicolas Bellin (1703 - 1772)

Bellin was a 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 (French intellectual group).

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