Ca. 1750. Bellin's chart of the islands "at the mouth of the Canton River" (Pearl River Delta). From the atlas Histoire Generale des Voyages.
Showing parts of Lantau island, Macao (Isle de Macao and Ville de Macao both shown) and the southeast coast of Guangdong Province (Province de Quang Tong) to Shangchuan and Xiachuan Islands, with names of villages, fresh water supplies and the tomb of St. Francis Xavier shown on the Isle de Sanciam (sic). To the east are islands "Yong Ngao "que l'on appelle Les Isles des Voleurs" ('Islands of Thieves', or present day Mariana Islands).
With a compass rose and an elaborate title cartouche at the lower right. 13 x 8 1/2" Item #16020