CARTE DE DETROIT DE LE MAIRE.

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Jacques Bellin


Carte de Detroit de le Maire.

Copper plate engraving, 1753.
Image 7 5/8 x 10 3/4"" (19.4 x 27.4 cm).
Good condition. B/W.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 95710
Price: $100.00
Publisher : Published by Jean Francois de La Harpe, Paris.
A nice example of Bellin’s detailed chart of Le Maire's Strait. 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. 319"
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