Old Maps Collection
Carte de côte de la Chine depuis les 22.e jusqu'au 25.e 30.m de latitude nord comprenant la partie de Ouest de l'Isle Formose
Carte de coste de la Chnie [sic] depuis les 22.e jusqu'au 25.e 30.m de latitude nord comprenant la partie de Ouest de l'Isle Formose
JPEG 2000, 16349× 10840, 213.1MB
Scale not given.
Physical Map Dimension (cm):
64 x 96 cm, on sheet 74 x 112 cm
This is a manuscript nautical chart of part of the South China Sea, between the coast of China and west coast of Taiwan with the islands of Penghu county. On the Chinese coast can be seen quite a number of small islands and most of the bays are named with soundings given, making it quite detailed. A fort is also marked on the coast line in what seems to be Xiang'An. On the coast of Taiwan -still named Formose on the chart- the soundings are given in more detail, specially in between it and the island of Penghu county. The nomenclature also seems more abundant compared to the Chinese coastline.
Original is a manuscript map.
There is a 4-point compass rose on the map with a fleur-de-lis indicating north and a cross on the east point. Another two fleur-de-lis indicate north. Rhumb lines for the principal winds in simple fillet, half-winds in dashed-dotted lines and quarter-winds in doted lines.
Relief shown pictorially and bathymetric relief by soundings.
Latitude line on the left side of the map in black and white interchangeably.
Map with graticule.
Outlined in simple bold fillet.
Fujian Sheng (China)
Guangdong Sheng (China)
South China Sea
Bibliothèque Nationale de France
Provenance Call No.:
GE SH 18 PF 182 P1