Old Maps Collection
Chart of the China Sea
[Carte de la mer de Chine]
JPEG 2000, 12962 x 15656, 240MB
Scale not given.
Physical Map Dimension (cm):
91 x 73 cm, on sheet 112 x 84 cm
This chart of the East China Sea provides with the coast line of China, the island of Taiwan, west part of Japan and Korea, although represented as a small island. Even though this chart seems to have been made for navigational aid very few place names are given on the inshore areas and the soundings are also scarce, with most incidence in the Taiwan Strait. Only one route is marked on the chart and is that of the Ship 'La Comtesse de Ponchartrain' in 1775 between Taiwan and Okinawa.
Original is a manuscript watercolored map.
Title from provenance library.
Bathymetric relief shown by soundings.
Land masses outlined in green and water bodies also colored green.
Map with graticule.
Latitude line on both sides of the map in black and white interchangeably.
Legends in French with place name in French, Spanish, Dutch, Portuguese and English.
Map outlined in double fillet.
Voyages and travels
East China Sea
Bibliothèque Nationale de France
Provenance Call No.:
GE SH 18 PF 181 P 15