Antique & Decorative
AN ANTIQUE PRINTED MAP BY N. BELLIN / J. VAN SCHLEY, Paris / Amsterdam c.1770. CARTE DE LA BAYE D’HOCSIEU …; Copperplate coloured. This chart for a Dutch edition of Prevost’s ‘Histoire des Voyages’ first appeared in ‘Le Petit Atlas Maritime’ which shows the mouth of the Chiang River in the Fujian Province of modern day China. It covers part of the modern day city of Fuzhou on the southeastern coast of China just west of Taiwan or Formosa. Very detailed, it also features towns, fortifications, islands, bridges, rivers and mountains. Depth soundings around the coastline are also marked. 220 by 275mm (8.75 by 10.75 inches).