Auction 161, Lot 683

"L'Isle Formose et Partie des Costes de la Chine Suivant les Cartes et les Observations les Plus Recentes et Entre Autres des RR. PP. Jesuites", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Taiwan

Period: 1750 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
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.

References:

Condition: B

Trimmed to neatline all around on paper with a bunch of grapes watermark. There is very light soiling and a few tiny worm holes at bottom that have been professionally infilled.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $250

Closed on 2/8/2017

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