BGJC-00134

Plan de l' Enceinte de la Ville de Nan-King ou Kyang-Ning-Fou et plan de la ville de Su-Tcheou-Fou - Bellin (c.1760)

  • Condition: Very good, please study image carefully.
  • Date: c.1760
  • Overall size: 37 x 26 cm.
  • Image size: 27 x 20 cm.
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.. Plan de l' Enceinte de la Ville de Nan-King ou Kyang-Ning-Fou et plan de la ville de Su-Tcheou-Fou - Bellin (c.1760)

Description: Antique map titled 'Plan de l' Enceinte de la Ville de Nan-King ou Kyang-Ning-Fou et plan de la ville de Su-Tcheou-Fou.' A map of the City of Nanking or Nanjing and a second map shows Suzhou (?) in the Jiangsu region. 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.