CARTE DE L'ENTREE DE LA RIVIERE DE CANTON ... (CHINA)

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Jacques Bellin


Carte de l'Entree de la Riviere de Canton ... (China)

Copper plate engraving, 1746-59.
Image size 10 1/8 x 8 1/8" (25.7 x 20.6 cm) plus margins.
Good condition. Black & white
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 89555
Price: SOLD
Publisher : Published by Antoine Francois Prevost, Paris.
A well engraved map that appeared in Prevost "Historie Generale des Voyages...". This work covered all the known areas of the world. This map shows the mouth of the Canton River, with the island of Macao and the future site of Hong Kong. Canton is shown devided into two districts, the “Ville des Tartares” and “V. de Chinois.” Jacques Nicolas Bellin (1703-1772) was one of the most important and proficient French cartographers of the eighteenth century. He was appointed the first Ingenieur Hydrographe de la Marine, and also the Official Hydrographer to the French King. Maps

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