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Publisher: BELLIN, J.N.
Title: Carte de L'Isle Formose aux Costes de la Chine.
Published in: Paris, 1763
Size: 8.7 x 6.7 inches.
22.2 x 17.1 cm.

Condition: Light age toning, but generally in good condition.
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This well-known map of Taiwan is based on Jesuit information. One of the first maps to give the name Taiwan to island of Formosa. The mountains in the center have the large words "Tai-Oan ou Isle Formose".
The principal town is called Tai-ouan ou Taivan. The ruin of Fort Zelandia is marked. The east coast has the words "Toute cette cote est tres peu connue "about this whole coast very little is known".
Part of the coast of China is also depicted. Bellin was principal hydrographer for the French King and one of the most important mapmakers of all time.

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BELLIN, J.N. - Carte de L'Isle Formose aux Costes de la Chine.

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