NOUVEAU MEXICO. (MEXICO CITY)

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Jacques Bellin


Nouveau Mexico. (Mexico City)

Copper plate engraving, c.1770.
Image 7 x 10 3/8" (17.9 x 26.4 cm).
Good condition. B/W
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 95643
Price: $225.00
Publisher : Published by Jean Francois de La Harpe, Paris.
Bellin's close up view of Mexico City as it looked in the mid 18th century. This 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. 268"
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