Confucius Temple China Old antique Bellin print 1762
Title: Interieur d'un Temple d'Idoles tiré de Nieuhof.
Description: Interieur D'un Temple D'idoles, old antique print of a Chinees Temple of Confucius engraver N. Tardieu. Mapmaker Nicolas Bellin.
Cartographer/mapmaker Jacques Nicolas Bellin (1703 – 21 March 1772) 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.
Engraved by Jakob van der Schley aka Jakob van Schley a Dutch engraver. He studied under Bernard Picart. Most of the plates in the Dutch edition of Prévost's "Histoire générale des voyages" are signed by van der Schley.
Publishers: Prévost, Abbé, 1697-1763 - Meusnier de Querlon, A.-G. 1702-1780 - Pierre de Hondt, The Hague between 1747 – 1780.
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Size: Sheet app.: 16 x 16.5 cm. 6.25 x 5.5 inches. Image app.: 14 x 12.5 cm. 5.25 x 4.75 inches. Condition: Fine folded print in very good overall condition.