Antique Map of the Bay near Huchou Island by Van Schley (1758)

  • Condition: Very good, given age. Original folds, as issued. Later hand colouring. Wormholes in right upper margin, backed with contemporary paper and acid free archival tape. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study image carefully.
  • Date: 1758
  • Overall size: 33 x 24.7 cm.
  • Image size: 28.4 x 22.5 cm.

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.. Antique Map of the Bay near Huchou Island by Van Schley (1758)

Description: Antique map titled 'Carte de la Baye d' Hocsieu et des entrees de la Riviere de Chang situees dans la Province de Foyken.' Original antique map of the bay near Huchou Island, with the entries of Minjiang and Wulong rivers, located in the Fujian Province, China. While these maps by Van Schley after Bellin were initially made for 'Histoire Generale des Voyages' (Paris 1746-1759), this is from the 1758 Dutch edition of that work published by Arkstee & Merkus.

Artists and Engravers: Made by 'Jakob van Schley' after 'Jacques Nicolas Bellin'. Jakob van der Schley (1715-1779) was a Dutch draughtsman and engraver, who studied under Bernard Picart. Jacques-Nicolas Bellin (1703-1772) was a French hydrographer, geographer and member of The Philosophes. His career, spanning over 50 years, caused an enormous outpt in maps, particular of maritime interest.