INDIA WEST COAST CARTE DES COSTES DE PERSE,GUZARAT ET MALABAR
Uncommon edition of this accurate map showing the east coast of India, the Maldives Islands and the eastern tip of Arabia. In lower left corner a lettered key. From Atlas Portatif pour servir a l'intelligence de l'Histoire Philosophique et Politique des etablissements et du commerce des Européens dans les deux Indes. After Jacques Nicolaas Bellin (1703-1772) who was one of the most important and proficient French cartographers of the mid-eighteenth century. He was appointed the first Ingenieur Hydrographe de la Marine, and also Official Hydrographer to the French King. With French text in title cartouche and an additional title in Dutch underneath the map.Good hand colour.Mint condition RARE.
code : M2084
Cartographer : Jacques-Nicolas BELLIN
Date : 1747 Amsterdam
Size : 25*20cms
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.