Auction 170, Lot 640

"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: 1748 (circa)

Publication: Prevost's Histoire Generale des Voyages

Color: Black & White

11.2 x 9.3 inches
28.4 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 note along the east coast indicates that little is known about the island. "Tom. V. No. 23" at lower right outside the neatline.


Condition: A

On a bright sheet with a bunch of grapes watermark, minor offsetting, faint toning along the centerfold, and a couple small spots.

Estimate: $350 - $425


Closed on 11/14/2018