Auction 160, Lot 701


"L'Isle Formose et Partie des Costes de la Chine", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Taiwan

Period: 1748 (circa)

Publication: Prevost's Histoire Generale des Voyages

Color: Hand Color

11.3 x 9.3 inches
28.7 x 23.6 cm

This charming map of Taiwan is one of the few maps to focus on the island. It includes the coast of Fujian and the Taiwan Strait with nice topographical and place name information. A not along the east coast indicates that little is known about the island. "Tom. V. No. 23" at lower right outside the neatline.


Condition: B+

Issued folding on watermarked paper with faint offsetting and light toning along the top and right sheet edges.

Estimate: $475 - $550

Sold for: $150

Closed on 11/16/2016