Auction 169, Lot 676

"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.


Condition: A

Issued folding on watermarked paper with a binding trim in the bottom left blank margin.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $140

Closed on 9/12/2018