Formosa - Taiwan

Jaques Nicolas Bellin: L'Isle Formose et parties des Costes de la Chine. Paris 1763. 23 x 29 cm. (private collection)
Based on Jesuit information.
Bellin was the most important French hydrographers of the 18th century.

Other maps of Bellin. 

George Psalmanazar (1679?-1763): A historical and geographical description of Formosa, an island subject to the Emperor of Japan: Giving an account of the religion, customs, manners &c of the inhabitants: Together with a relation of what happened to the author in his travels; particularly his conferences with the Jesuits, and others, in several parts of Europe [...] (private collection)



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