Shandong Shanghai China nautical chart Sjan-Tung Yellow 1799 Allart rare mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Schets Der Kust van het Voorgebergte van Sjan-Tung, rolgens het kompas opgemaakt, met den koers der Schepen, en de Diepte der Lee, van die plaats af, dat zy eerst-land ontdekten, tot de Straat van Mi-a-Tau toe.
(Asia, China, Shangdong Province).
Issued Amsterdam, 1799 by J. Allart. Engraved by A. Zurcher.
Excellent 18th century antique engraved map, showing the coastline around Shanghai & Shandong province China, off the coast of the Koreas.
Text in Dutch, tiny fleur-de-lys points north at top.
Yellow Sea (so named in Dutch- Geele zee) bottom right beside the nautical route a sailing ship would have taken approaching the coastline, with sounding depths. Shanghai is to the south and named in the Sea area (Whang-Hai). Tiny anchors along the coastline show anchorage locations for a tall ship.
A scarce c. 220 year old map
Minor light surface age wear and toning as typical, but overall a superior visual example. Original fold-lines and lower left margin trimmed narrow as issued to facilitate folding, the top portion being an inset tab. A short minor tear from inset corner now cleanly closed on back with tiny piece of archival tape and almost invisible to the eye.
Original fold lines as issued.
Sheet measures c. 9" x 12".
Engraved area measures c. 8" x 10 1/2".
Benezit, Dictionnaire des Graveurs, v. 8, p. 874 (noting his first name as Anton, Dutch resident, c. 1754-1837).
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers , vol. I, pg. 21.
Graesse, Tresor de Livres Rares et Precieux , v. 6, 488, noting versions in French, English & German, each almost certainly entirely variant printings by diff. engravers, not this Dutch one for this Amsterdam imprint.
Naamlijst van...Boeken in Nederland , 1804, A'dam bij Saakes. v. 3, p. 103.(for 1799).
Sheet measures c. 10 1/4" x 13 1/2"
Engraved area measures c. 9" x 12 1/4"