Plan de la ville de Hang-Tcheou-Fou (..) - Van Schley (1767)

  • Technic: Etching/engraving on a verge type handlaid paper.
  • Condition: Very good given age. Wormhole in the caption above the image. Left edge minimally uneven from binding. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
  • Date: 1767
  • Overall size: 18.5 x 24.4 cm
  • Image size: 17 x 23.1 cm

87,50 €

Description: Titles: 'Plan de la ville de Hang-Tcheou-Fou ou Hang-Chew-Fu Capitale de la Province de Che-Kiang. - Grondtekening der stad ...' This original print shows a map of the city of Hangzhou, capital of the province of Zheijang, China. This print originates from Antoine Francois Prevost's 'L'Histoire generale des voyages', published by De Hondt from The Hague between 1747 and 1767.

Artists and Engravers: Engraved by J. v. Schley after P. du Halde for Jacques Nicolas Bellin. Jan van Schley (1715 - 1779) was a Dutch engraver. Jacques Nicolas Bellin (1703 - 1772) was a French hydrographer, geographer, and member of the French intellectual group called the philosophes. Bellin was born in Paris. He was hydrographer of France's hydrographic office, member of the Academie de Marine and of the Royal Society of London. Over a 50 year career, he produced a large number of maps of particular interest to the Ministere de la Marine.