Auction 116, Lot 763

"Carte de la Baye d'Hocsieu et des Entrees de la Riviere de Chang…", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: China

Period: 1759 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
10.8 x 8 inches
27.4 x 20.3 cm

This lovely chart covers the mouth of the Chang River in the vicinity of Foochow in the Fokien Province. It shows the city, bridge, forts, villages and soundings in the Bay. Dutch title at bottom: "Kaart de Baaije van Hocsieu…" Adorned with decorative title cartouches in the flourishing French style. Engraved by J. van Schley.

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Condition: A+

Estimate: $100 - $130

Sold for: $80

Closed on 9/20/2006

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