VENICE PLAN DE LA VILLE DE VENISE REDUIT SUR UN PLAN EN 20 FEUILLESV PUBLIE A VENISE
Rare plan of Venice by Bellin
Attractive and detailed plan only in 1764 printing of Bellin's Petit Atlas Maritime. Larger than the usual Bellin maps.
Legend top right.
Excellent hand colour
Mint condition for this rare map of Venice
REF: BnF Author : France. Dépôt des cartes et plans de la marine. Éditeur scientifique
code : M4116
Cartographer : Jacques-Nicolas BELLIN
Date : 1764
Size : 28*36.5 cms
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.