PLAN DE LA VILLE ET CITE DE ST. FRANCOIS DE QUITO.

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Jacques Bellin


Plan de la Ville et Cite de St. Francois de Quito.

Copper plate engraving, c.1757.
Image 7 1/2 x 11 3/4"" (19 x 30 cm).
Good condition. B/W
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 95674
Price: $200.00
Publisher : Published by Jean Francois de La Harpe, Paris.
A nice example of Bellin’s plan of the of Quito, Ecuador. A numbered and lettered key identifies dozens of locations and prominant buildings. This plan 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. 300"
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