Auction 139, Lot 629

"L'Empire de la Chine pour Servir a l'Histoire Generale des Voyages", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: China & Korea

Period: 1748 (dated)

Publication: L'Histoire Generale des Voyages

Color: Hand Color

15.8 x 11.3 inches
40.1 x 28.7 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. A note at bottom left explains that towns of the "First Order" are indicated on the map with Roman lettering, while towns of the "Second Order" are indicated by italics. The map is adorned with a large decorative title cartouche featuring dragonfly-winged wind heads and flowers.


Condition: A

Issued folding, now pressed on watermarked paper.

Estimate: $200 - $240

Sold for: $300

Closed on 2/15/2012