Old Maps Collection
Carte d'une partie de la mer de Chine
Rosili Mesros, François Etienne de, 1748-1832, bibliographic antecedent
JPEG 2000, 8809 × 12147, 13MB
Physical Map Dimension (cm):
69 x 50 cm, on sheet 81 x 57 cm
This is a French hydrographic chart of the South China Sea made accordingly to the latest observations of Rosili. The French Vice Admiral spent seven years doing hydrographic work in the Red Sea, the Indian Ocean and the seas off China. In the chart are depicted the northeastern part of the China Sea, with the Pearl River delta, part of the coast of southern China, the Hainan Island, the coast of Vietnam and part of the coast of Cambodia. The Paracel Islands, and other islets and reefs are also present with the route from the frigate Calypso in 1788, commanded by the Count de Kergariou.
Original is a copperplate printed map, 70 x 50 cm.
There is an arrow at the center of the map indicating north.
Relief shown pictorially and bathymetric relief by soundings.
Map with graticule.
The four borders of the map with latitude and longitude lines.
Map outlined in triple fillet.
Macao in China maps.
China -- Maps
China Sea -- Maps
South China Sea
Hainan Sheng (China)
Vietnam -- coasts
Bibliothèque Nationale de France
Provenance Call No.:
GE SH 18 PF 182 P 11-1