CHINA MACAO CANTON CARTE DES ISLES QUI SONT A L'EMBOUCHURE DE LA RIVIERE DE CANTON
Bellin's chart of the islands "at the mouth of the Canton River" (Pearl River Delta), encompassing parts of Lantau island, Macao and the southeast coast of Guangdong Province to Shangchuan and Xiachuan Islands. compass rose and an title cartouche add to the map's decorative appeal. From the atlas of Prevost d'Exiles' influential collection of travel narratives, Histoire Generale des Voyages.
Good hand colour. Folds
code : M2740
Cartographer : Jacques-Nicolas BELLIN
Date : 1760c Paris
Size : 21.5*33 cms
availability : Sold
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Jacques-Nicolas Bellin (1703-1772) was one of the most important and prolific French cartographers of the mid-eighteenth century, in the service of the French Hydrographical Office. He was appointed the first Ingenieur Hydrographe de la Marine, and also Official Hydrographer to the French King.
Bellin was responsible for an enormous output of charts and maps. In a large folio format, he issued a volume of sea-charts of France, the Neptune Francois, and several sea-atlases of the World, including the Atlas Maritime and the Hydrographie Francaise. These large charts were amongst the best of the period and continued being reissued throughout the second half of the eighteenth century.
In smaller format, he issued the Petit Atlas Maritime (1764),which contained 580 detailed charts, as well as maps to illustrate l'Abbe Prevost's Histoire Generale des Voyages (1746-1757). Bellin also produced a substantial number of important separately issued maps, particularly reflecting continuing discoveries and political events in the Americas.