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Detailed map of the Indian Ocean depicting incomplete coastline for Western Australia marked with seven place names, including 'Baye des Chiens Marins'.From East coast of Africa to Malaysia.Rhum lines etc.
Excellent hand colour.
Very good condition.
code : M4003
Cartographer : Jacques-Nicolas BELLIN
Date : 1754 Paris
Size : Size: 35*48.5cms
availability : Available
Price : £200
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.