Auction 149, Lot 639

"Karte von den Eylanden in der Mundung des Flusses Canton nach den Wahrnehmungen der Schiffahrer", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Southeast China, Macao

Period: 1754 (circa)

Publication: Allegemeine Historie der Reisen zu Wasser und Lande

Color: Black & White

Size:
12.5 x 8.1 inches
31.8 x 20.6 cm

This is the German version of this map centered on the mouth of the Pearl River, here called the Canton. The map features nice detail of the islands off the coast of Southeastern China including part of Macao. There are numerous soundings noted as well as a large compass rose, fleur-de-lis, rhumb lines and decorative title cartouche with distance scale.

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Condition: A

Issued folding.

Estimate: $70 - $90

Sold for: $60

Closed on 5/21/2014

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