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Carte de la Mer de Chine.. [Together with] Carte des Cotes orientales de Chine.. [Together with] Carte générale de la Mer des Indes..
Showing towns, banks, isles and soundings indicated in meters.
Engraved by Chassant. Prepared by M. Keller, Hydrographer and engineer.
With a table allowing the conversion from meters to brasses (a French measure of depth of water corresponding to the fathom) and feet, under the bottom border frame.
During the Opium War the French government sent out in 1846-1847 under command of Admiral Cecille a mission to Chine. Cecille who was selected to lead the mission as he assisted with the signature of the "traite de Nankin" (29 august 1842). His vessel "Cleopatre", visited Macao, Philippines, Korea, Cochin chine and the Ryuku Islands. The manuscript tracks of this mission are mutinously drawn in giving its positions at the end of each day. With a manuscript key in upper left corner of chart "Carte de la Mer de Chine'' : Legende des Campagne d'apres le trait de la Route.
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