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A Chart of the Bay of Chin-Chew or Chang-Chew in China.

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Article ID ASC1145
Artist Montanus (1625-1683)
Arnold Montanus (1625 -1683 ) was a Dutch teacher and author. He published books on theology, history, and geography of both Holland and far-away countries. Montanus, a Latinized form of van den Berg or van Bergen, was born in Amsterdam and studied theology at Leiden University. He became a minister in Schellingwoude in 1653 and in Schoonhoven in 1667, where he also became headmaster of the Latin School. His maps has been published by John Ogilby.
Title A Chart of the Bay of Chin-Chew or Chang-Chew in China.
Year ca. 1660
Description
Detailed map of the Bay of Zhangzhou in the Province Fujian. The map focuses on the city of Amoy (here spelled Emowi), or modern day Xiamen. Being primarily a nautical chart, the map offers limited inland detail, but the city of Amoy (Xiamen), as well as adjacent points of interest including fortifications, palaces, pagodas, and nearby cities, are rendered pictorially. On the island itself a large mountain, most likely Xianyue Mountain, with a tower, is depicted. Xiamen or Amoy was a place of exceptional interest to European traders as China's main port for the export of tea.
Place of Publication Amsterdam
Dimensions (cm)14,5 x 20,5
ConditionVery good
Coloringcolored
TechniqueCopper print

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