British Admiralty Hydrographical Office

1849

Antique Admiralty Chart Eastern China Chelang To Chauan

British Admiralty: China - Sheet III - Eastern Coast from Chelang Pt. To Chauan Bay. Surveyed by Captn. R. Collinson [First]

DESCRIPTION: Antique nautical chart of China coast. First edition of a scarce Admiralty nautical chart of the East coast of China. "Sheet III - Eastern Coast from Chelang Pt. To Chauan Bay" .

Includes an area north of Hong Kong from Jieshi Bay ( "Hie-Che-Chin Bay" ) trending northeast past Nan'ao ( "Namoa" ) Island to Zhao'an Bay ( "Chauan Bay" ). In 2007, off the coast of Nan'ao island local fishermen discovered a shipwreck, Nan'ao One, considered to be the first late Ming dynasty ship ever found; likely the only one from the reign of Emperor Wanli (1573–1620) that China has discovered.

Manuscript pencil and ink course plot lines and position plots. Published September 12, 1849 by the Hydrographic Agency of the British Admiralty. Number 1963. Four detailed inset port/harbor plans:
  • Chino Bay
  • Cupchi Point
  • Cape of Good Hope
  • Hai Mun
Based on a survey conducted by Royal Navy Captain R. Collinson in 1845. Published by the Admiralty September 12, 1849. Engraved by J & C Walker. Chart #1963.

CREATOR: British Admiralty Hydrographical Office

PUBLICATION DATE: 1849

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: China

BODY OF WATER: China Sea

CONDITION: Good.  Paper solid with no folds. Chips at margins. Left side of chart somewhat darker. Pencil notations and course plots.

COLORING: None

ENGRAVER: J & C Walker

SIZE: 25 " x 18 "

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PRICE: $575


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