SEA CHART INDIAN OCEAN CARTE DE L'OCEAN ORIENTALE OU MER DES INDES
Detailed map of the Indian Ocean depicting incomplete coastline for Western Australia marked with seven place names, including 'Baye des Chiens Marins veue par Dampierre en 1699' and 'Coste veue par Mr. Duquesne en 1687'
With the title in Dutch underneath.Very good hand colour.Rhum lines,cartouche etc.folds as issued.Very good condition.
code : M2067
Cartographer : Jacques-Nicolas BELLIN
Date : 1753 Paris
Size : 34.5 x 47.3 cm.
availability : Sold
Price : Sold
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.