CARTE DE L'ISLE DE SAINTE LUCIE. (SAINT LUCIA)

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Jacques Bellin


Carte de L'Isle de Sainte Lucie. (Saint Lucia)

Copper plate engraving, 1758, 1780.
7 3/4 x 12" (195 x 302 mm) plus margins.
Good condition save for faint traces of library stamp bleeding through from the reverse and minor offsetting. Black & white.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 24986
Price: $175.00
Publisher : Published by Jean Francois de La Harpe, Paris.
Bellin’s detailed map of the island of Saint Lucia. 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.
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