"Carte de la Baye d'Hocsieu et des Entrees de la Riviere de Chang, dans la Province de Fokyen, en Chine", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
Subject: Southeastern China
Period: 1764 (circa)
Publication: Le Petit Atlas Maritime
Color: Hand Color
6.6 x 8.4 inches
16.8 x 21.3 cm
This attractive chart of the coastal areas of Fujian Province with the capital city of Fucheu (Fuzhou) prominently shown. It provides detailed depth soundings, anchorages, and topographical detail. The map locates the fortified towns of Ting-hay, Quanto, Fucheu, Sothia, and Fort Kitta. North is oriented to the right. There is a rococo-style title cartouche that incorporates a distance scale.
A fine impression on a watermarked sheet with some light stains and marginal toning.