"[Lot of 2] Karte von dem Eylande Cheu-chan oder Chusan… [and] Carte de l'Entree de la Riviere de Canton…", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
Period: 1760 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
Nice pair of maps detailing coastal regions in China. The first map (12.3 x 8") portrays the coastal area east of Ningbo in the Chinese province of Chekiang, located across the bay from Shanghai. The second map (8 x 10") shows the mouth of the Canton River with the island of Macao and the future site of Hong Kong (Sinn-gan-hien). The fortified city of Canton is divided into Tartar and Chinese districts.
First has a small worm hole in the left margin.