CARTE DU COURS DU MARAGNON OU DE LA GRANDE RIVIERE DES AMAZONES.

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Jacques Bellin


Carte du Cours du Maragnon ou de la Grande Riviere des Amazones.

Copper plate engraving, 1757.
Image 6 7/8 x 14 5/8" (17.4 x 43.4 cm).
Good condition save for occasional fox mark.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 95668
Price: $250.00
Publisher : Published by Jean Francois de La Harpe, Paris.
Bellin’s detailed map of the Amazon that is referred to as "the first scientific map of the Amazon." It shows the expedition in 1733-44 of Charles-Marie la Condamine, a French scientist and explorer. 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.

Manuscript number in lower margin "No. 295"
Maps

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