Villes de la Province de Chensi - Van der Schley (1747)

  • Technic: Engraving / etching with hand colouring on hand laid (verge) paper.
  • Condition: Very good, given age. Original folds as issued. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
  • Date: 1747
  • Overall size: 31.2 x 23.6 cm
  • Image size: 27.2 x 21.1 cm

149,50 €

Description: Antique map, titled: 'Villes de la Province de Chensi.' - Set of two local town plans of "Si-Ngan-Fu: Capitale, Hoofdstad." and "Tchang Lan, Ou Tchouang Lan.", both cities in the province of Shanxi, China.

Source unknown, to be determined.

Artists and Engravers: Made by 'Jakob van der 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 outut in maps, particular of maritime interest. He was appointed the first Ingenieur Hydrographe de la Marine, and also Official Hydrographer to the French King. In smaller format, he issued the Petit Atlas Maritime (1764), which contained 580 charts, as well as maps to illustrate l' Abbe Prevost's Histoire Generale des Voyages (1746-1757). Bellin also produced a substantial number of important separately issued maps.