CARTE DE L'ISLE DE CAYENNE ET DE SES ENVIRONS.

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Jacques Bellin


Carte de l'Isle de Cayenne et de ses Environs.

Copper plate engraving, c.1757.
Image 8 1/2 x 11 1/8" (21.4 x 28.3 cm).
Good condition. B/W
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 95666
Price: $75.00
Publisher : Published by Jean Francois de La Harpe, Paris.
Bellin’s detailed small map of island and surrounding area of Cayenne. 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. 293"
Maps

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