18 CHINA Province XII. Quang Tong. With HONGKONG 174


Description: 1738 Province XII. Quang Tong. Drawn on the spot by the Peres de Tartre & Cordoso in the year 1714 with Improvements by ye Editor, is inscribed to Thos. Medlycott, Esqr.

By: G. Child

Date: 1738 (published) London

Dimensions: 16.7 x 20.7 inches (42.5 x 52.5 cm)

This map of what is present-day Guangdong province of South China and Hainan Island, highlights the Pearl River Delta, location of Quang-Chew-Fu (Guangzhou or Canton), Ma-Kau (Macao) and the future Hong Kong. The map is finely detailed with mountains and many towns. An inset box lists the latitude and longitude of some 36 towns in Quang-tong and 6 on Hay-Nan. Explanatory text attests to the great care taken in checking the latitude and longitude of places represented, indicating various methods by a system of underlining.

Condition: Very good condition, issued folded with a small tear in middle of right margin.

  • Number: 1012486
  • Dealer: Speculum Orbis Nauticum

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