Uncommon attractive chart Of Pansacola by Bellin.

Shows the bay with the tiny village of Pensacola protected by Fort St. Charles and by Fort de Ste. Rose which lies across the bay on a narrow spit of land. It locates a few houses in Pensacola. Soundings and a bit of topographical detail on the coast are all that is shown, locating Pointe au Chevruil, Fontaine, and several rivers including du Gouverneur, de l'Amirante, and du Jourdan.

Decorative title cartouche incorporates a distance scale.

Excellent hand colour

Very good condition.

The only issue of this version of Bellin's map, slightly larger than the common version. Depths shown by soundings.

From Bellin's Petit atlas maritime.Tome I N.42.

code : M3987

Cartographer : Jacques-Nicolas BELLIN

Date : 1764

Size : 21.5*17 cms

availability : Available

Price : £145

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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.