Antique Map of Chinese Cities by Van Schley (1758)

  • Condition: Excellent, given age. Original folds, as issued. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study image carefully.
  • Date: 1758
  • Overall size: 33.2 x 24.3 cm.
  • Image size: 28.6 x 22.5 cm.

€ 280,–($ 329.53 / £ 255.67)

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.. Antique Map of Chinese Cities by Van Schley (1758)

Description: Antique map titled 'Lan-Tcheou ou Lan-Chew dan la province Chensi; Can Tcheou ou Kan-Chew dan la province de Chensi; Tchin-Ywe-Fou ou Chin-Ywen-Fu dans la province de Koei-Tcheou ou Quey-chew.' Three plans of old Chinese cities. 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.