"L'Empire de la Chine Pour Servir a l'Histoire Generale des Voyages", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
Subject: China and Korea
Period: 1748 (dated)
Publication: Histoire Generale des Voyages
Color: Hand Color
16.3 x 11.5 inches
41.4 x 29.2 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.
Paper added at the left binding side to facilitate framing. Issued folding, now flattened.