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Antique 18th century map of Manchuria - North East China

18th century Map of Manchuria by Bellin

Carte de la Tartarie Orientale Pour Servir a L'Histoire Générale des Voyages Tiree des Cartes Levees par les P.P. Jesuites. Echelle Lieues Marines de France.

Detailed map of Manchuria and the Northeast portion of Tartaria, including Sagallan Anga Hata and Isle de la Bouche Noire. Includes a decorative title cartouche. One of the maps produced by Nicolas Bellin for Prevost d' Exiles influential travel book, L'Histoire Générale des Voyages circa 1749.

Condition: Good imprint hand coloured generous margins with contemporary ink annotations, folding copy.

Title: An antique map of Manchuria
Medium: Hand coloured engraving. Image Size: 210 x 312mm, 8.25 x 12.25 " approx.
Order No. 2341 Price: SOLD Paper Size: 235 x 350mm, 9.25 x 13.75 " approx.
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Jacques Nicolas Bellin 1703 - 72

Bellin spent over fifty years at the French Hydrographic Service where he was appointed the first Ingeniuer hydrogrographe de la Marine. During his time there he was commissioned to carry out major surveys, first of the coasts of France and later all the known coasts of the world. This resulted in production of a large number of sea charts of the highest quality which appeared in many editions with varying numbers of charts to the end of the century.

He was appointed Hydrographer to the King and was a member of the Royal Society in London.
Atlases by Bellin include:

Maps for Prevost's L'Histoire Générale des Voyages - 1747-61.
Atlas Maritime - 1751.
Neptune François - 1753 and re-issues.
Partie occidentale et orientale de la Nouvelle France, ou du Canada - 1755.
Hydrographie Françoise: 2 volumes 1756-65 re-issues to 1802.
Guiana - 1757.
Essai géographique sur les Isles des Britanniques - 1757.
Petit Atlas Maritime: 5 Volumes - 1764.
Corsica - 1769.
Gulf of Venice - 1771.
Charts of the Caribbean - 1773.

Other Works by Bellin

18th century map of Manchuria

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