CARTE DU GOLPHE DU MEXIQUE ET DES ISLES DE L'AMERIQUE.

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Jacques Bellin


Carte du Golphe du Mexique et des Isles de l'Amerique.

Copper plate engraving, 1754.
11 3/4 x 14 7/8" (27.4 x 37.9 mm) plus margins.
Good condition. B/W. Small ore deposit in lower margin. (Within paper)
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 24876
Price: $275.00
Publisher : Published by Jean Francois de La Harpe, Paris.
A very nice and detailed map by Bellin for La Harpe's "Abrege de l'Histoire generale des voyages". A French produced, small sized atlas that depicts many parts of the known world.
This map appeared in Prevost's "L'Histoire Generale des Voyages".

The cartographer Jacques Nicolas Bellin (1703-1772) was one of the most important and proficient French cartographers of the eighteenth century. He was appointed the first Ingenieur Hydrographe de la Marine, and also the Official Hydrographer to the French King.

Manuscript number in lower margin "No. 263"
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