WORLD AN ESSAY OF A NEW AND COMPACT MAP CONTAINING THE KNOWN PARTS OF THE TERRESTIAL GLOBE
SoldRARE Dutch Edition.A beautiful large map issued in conjunction with Pieter de Hondt. The Northwest coast of North America is mostly blank with a notation concerning the Russian discoveries in Alaska in 1743. A Northwest Passage is shown with the R. de l' Ouest connecting several large lakes with Lake Superior. The mythical kingdoms of Quivira et Taguaio take up most of the present-day western states. Australia is shown with partially defined east and south coastlines, and is attached to Terre de Diemen and Nova Guinea. The western coastline of New Zealand is shown and there is fair detail in the Salomon Islands. The chart is beautifully engraved with two compass roses and a decorative cartouche containing the English title. French and Dutch titles appear below the map. VERY GOOD CONDITION. SOLD
code : M1913
Cartographer : Jacques-Nicolas BELLIN
Date : 9000./ .1750 the Hague
Size : 50*69cms
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.