China old print Hu Kcu Hyen Tire De Niehof Bellin map 1766
Title: Hu Kcu Hyen Tire De Niehof
Description: Hu Kcu Hyen Tire De Niehof, Old antique print of China Hand colored copperplate print of HU KCU HYEN with Chinese boats in the foreground. Original antique print by the cartographer mapmaker Nicolas Bellin based on the Dutch traveler Johan Nieuhof who wrote about his journeys to Brazil, China and India.
The most famous of these was a trip of 2,400 km from Canton to Peking in 1655-1657, which enabled him to become an authoritative Western writer on China. He wrote An embassy from the East-India Company containing the written account of this journey.
Mapmaker: Bellin was born in Paris. He was hydrographer of France's hydrographic office, member of the Académie de Marine and of the Royal Society of London. Over a 50 year career, he produced a large number of maps of particular interest to the Ministère de la Marine. Published in Antonine de Prevost d' Exile's Histoire generale des voyages.
16th -17th -18th-19th Century antique original engraved prints A Certificate of Authenticity ( COA ) will be supplied on request. We ship our antique items across the world.
Sheetx 31 x 23.5 cm. 12 x 9 inches. Image app.: 26.5 x 18 cm. 10.25 x 7 inches. Condition: Very good map in fine condition, fold as published.