"Carte de l'Entree de la Riviere de Canton Dressee sur les Observations les Plus Recentes", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
Subject: Guangzhou (Canton), China
Period: 1748 (circa)
Publication: Prevost's Histoire Generale des Voyages
Color: Hand Color
8.1 x 10.1 inches
20.6 x 25.7 cm
This copper engraved map centers on the mouth of the Canton River with the island of Macao and the future site of Hong Kong, here called Sinn-gan-hien. The fortified city of Canton is divided into Tartar and Chinese districts. Soundings and anchorages are shown and the map is decorated with a cartouche, rhumb lines, and fleur-de-lis. "Tom. V. No. 16" at lower right outside neatline.
Issued folding, now flat, with some minor offsetting most evident in the blank margins.