ISLE DE MADAGASCAR AUTREMENT ISLE DE ST LAURENT
Detailed and attractive map of Madagascar by Bellin from a Dutch edition.
Rhumb lines. Cartouche.
Shows rivers, sand bars, and harbours and one anchorage. Slightly larger than the Schley version
Good hand colour.
From Antoine-François Prevost's monumental 20 volume edition of L`Histoire Generale des Voyages published 1747
code : M4250
Cartographer : Jacques-Nicolas BELLIN
Date : 1747
Size : 30*23 cms
availability : Available
Price : £130
Jacques-Nicolas Bellin (1703-1772) was one of the most important and prolific French cartographers of the mid-eighteenth century, in the service of the French Hydrographical Office. He was appointed the first Ingenieur Hydrographe de la Marine, and also Official Hydrographer to the French King.
Bellin was responsible for an enormous output of charts and maps. In a large folio format, he issued a volume of sea-charts of France, the Neptune Francois, and several sea-atlases of the World, including the Atlas Maritime and the Hydrographie Francaise. These large charts were amongst the best of the period and continued being reissued throughout the second half of the eighteenth century.
In smaller format, he issued the Petit Atlas Maritime (1764),which contained 580 detailed charts, as well as maps to illustrate l'Abbe Prevost's Histoire Generale des Voyages (1746-1757). Bellin also produced a substantial number of important separately issued maps, particularly reflecting continuing discoveries and political events in the Americas.