Auction 135, Lot 645

"Carte de la Baye d'Hocsieu et des Entrees de la Riviere de Chang dans la Province de Fokyen en Chine", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: China

Period: 1760 (circa)

Publication: Petit Atlas Maritime

Color: Hand Color

6.5 x 8.3 inches
16.5 x 21.1 cm

This attractive chart of the coastal areas of Fukien province with the capital city of Foochow (Fucheu) prominently shown. It provides detailed depth soundings, anchorages and topographical detail. Locates the fortified towns of Ting-hay, Quanto, Fucheu, Sothia and Fort Kitta. North is oriented to the right, Rococo-style title cartouche incorporates a distance scale. Longitude is measured from Paris. Beautifully and heavily engraved.


Condition: A

Near fine example with very wide margins and dark impression.

Estimate: $120 - $160

Sold for: $60

Closed on 2/16/2011