BG-12167

Antique Map of Part of the Province of Chekiang by Bellin (1749)

  • Condition: Very good, please study image carefully.
  • Date: 1749
  • Overall size: 39 x 25.5 cm.
  • Image size: 31.5 x 21 cm.
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Description: Antique map titled 'Carte de l'Isle de Cheu-Chan ou Isle de Chusan'. Detailed map of the area east of Ningbo in the Chinese province of Chekiang, located across the bay from Shanghai. 

Artists and Engravers: Jacques-Nicolas Bellin (1703-1772) was among the most important mapmakers of the eighteenth century. In 1721, at age 18, he was appointed hydrographer (chief cartographer) to the French Navy. In August 1741, he became the first Ingénieur de la Marine of the Depot des cartes et plans de la Marine (the French Hydrographic Office) and was named Official Hydrographer of the French King.