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BELLIN, Jacques Nicolas

CARTE DE L’ENTREE DE LA RIVIERE DE CANTON Dressee sur les Observations les plus recentes.

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Published: . A Survey of the Cities of London and Westminster. 1764

Stock code: 56997

Price: £220

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The storied mouth of the Canton River, with the island of Macao and the future site of Hong Kong. At top is the city that bears the river’s name, “Quang-Tchew-Fu, Volgo Canton,” devided into two districts, the “Ville des Tartares” and “V. de Chinois.” From the Histoire Generale des Voyages of Prevost d’Exiles, with Tom. V, No. 16 engraved in lower right margin. Bellin was appointed hydrographer (chief cartographer) to the French Navy upon the creation of France’s hydrographic office, the Dépôt des cartes et plans de la Marine.Over a 50 year career, he produced a large number of maps and charts. The accuracy of Bellin’s charts ensured that they were in use for many years.

Copper engraving. Hand coloured. Very good condition; remargined; some very light offsetting. Size: 21.5 x 27 cm. (8 x 10 inches)

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