Auction 133, Lot 612

"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

15.8 x 11.2 inches
40.1 x 28.4 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 wind heads and flowers.


Condition: B

Issued folded, now flattened with some paper restoration in the unengraved area above the cartouche. The side margins have been extended to better accommodate framing.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $100

Closed on 9/1/2010