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BELLIN, Jacques Nicolas

VILLES DE LA PROVINCE DE CHENSI. SI-NGAN-FU Capitale. TCHOUANG LAN ou Chwang lan

Tome VI, No.5.

Published: Histoire Generale des Voyages. 1764

Stock code: 57020

Price: £120

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Interesting set of two local town plans in the province of Shanxi, China. 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. Fine condition. Size: 28.8 x 21.8 cm. (11 x 8 inches)

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