Auction 136, Lot 687

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

Subject: China

Period: 1760 (circa)

Publication: Petit Atlas Maritime

Color: Black & White

Size:
6.5 x 8.5 inches
16.5 x 21.6 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. Beautifully and heavily engraved.

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Condition: A+

Estimate: $110 - $150

Sold for: $80

Closed on 6/1/2011

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