C1764

CHINA-Carte de Isles Qui Sont a L'Embouchure de la Riviere de Canton.

Detailed c.18th map of the Pear River Delta. Map extends from Macao and south of present day Hong Kong. Includes the islands of; Tanco, Sancian and many smaller unnamed ones. A remarkable early visual record of the trading coastline when … Read Full Description

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S/N: HGDV-0607-ASI-CHI–199481
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Full Title:

CHINA-Carte de Isles Qui Sont a L’Embouchure de la Riviere de Canton.

Date:

C1764

Condition:

In good condition, with folds as issued.

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

320mm 
x 207mm

Paper Size: 

388mm 
x 254mm
AUTHENTICITY
CHINA-Carte de Isles Qui Sont a L'Embouchure de la Riviere de Canton. - Antique Map from 1764

Genuine antique
dated:

1764

Description:

Detailed c.18th map of the Pear River Delta. Map extends from Macao and south of present day Hong Kong. Includes the islands of; Tanco, Sancian and many smaller unnamed ones. A remarkable early visual record of the trading coastline when China was a distant mysterious empire, known almost exclusively by its trading cities.

From Histoire générale des voyages.

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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