"L'Empire de la Chine Pour Servir a l'Histoire Universelle d'une Societe de Gens de Lettres", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
Subject: China, Korea
Period: 1763 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
15.8 x 11.3 inches
40.1 x 28.7 cm
Attractive and detailed map of China and Korea, with Canton, Nanking, and Taiwan noted. Taiwan is called Isle Tay-wan ou de Formosa. The Sea of Japan is labeled Mer de Coree. The map is adorned with a large decorative title cartouche featuring dragonfly-winged windheads and flowers. This is an unusual variant of this map, with notes in French and German.
Excellent impression on fine laid paper with some folds as issued.