China Chou Cheu Fu Mountains Old print Bellin 1749
Title: Montagne des Cinq Tetes de Cheval Pres de Chau Cheu Fu tiree de Nieuhof.
Description: Interesting print of the Mountain range of the Five Heads Horse, old antique print depicting the Chinese port Cheu Chau Fu in the 18th Century. The print is copperplate engraved with hand coloring. 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.
Sheet app.: 21 x16.5 cm. 8.25 x 6.25 inches. Image app.: 18 x 14 cm. 7 x 5.5 inches. Condition: 18th century antique engraved historical print, in very good condition, old hand coloring, no flaws.