Auction 135, Lot 647

"Plan de la Ville et du Port de Macao", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Macao, China

Period: 1740-1750 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
6.5 x 8.3 inches
16.5 x 21.1 cm

Copper engraved plan of city and harbor of Macao. The city is shown as several blocks of buildings with the fort adjacent and located at the top of a hill. Also locates the St. Jacques et St. Philippe, the Chinese village, a Pagoda, and the military battery across the harbor. Macao was earlier an island connected to the mainland by a narrow sand bar which eventually filled in, converting Macao to a peninsula as shown here. Macao enjoys a semi-autonomous relationship with China, similar to Hong Kong.

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Condition: A+

Flawless example.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $230

Closed on 2/16/2011

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