Auction 160, Lot 702

"Formosa Island and the Pescadores, China", U.S. Government

Subject: Taiwan

Period: 1870 (dated)


Color: Black & White

20 x 19.8 inches
50.8 x 50.3 cm

Uncommon chart showing the island of Taiwan in good detail. Political regions are named in English and with Chinese characters. Agricultural areas, towns, roads, and topography are shown. Interesting place names include Bantan Tribes, Bootang Tribes, Confederation of 18 Tribes Under One Chief, etc. A portion of mainland China named Fu-Kyen is included. The map was compiled by Gen. Chs. W. LeGendre, U.S. Consul, Amoy & Formosa. Interestingly, LeGendre was French born, but distinguished himself in the U.S. Army during the Civil War. A note indicates that observations by Commander Brookers suggest the east coast of Formosa is laid down about 3' too far west.


Condition: B+

Issued folding and now flattened and backed with tissue to reinforce and repair several minor fold separations. Light toning along the folds.

Estimate: $250 - $325

Sold for: $160

Closed on 11/16/2016