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BELLIN, J. - Cataracte de Niagara.

BELLIN, J. - Cataracte de Niagara.
Cataracte de Niagara. - BELLIN, J.
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Title : Cataracte de Niagara..
Map maker : BELLIN, J..
Date : Paris, 1746.
Size : 7.7 x 11.0 inches. / 19.5 x 28.0 cm.
Colouring : Uncoloured

Description :Copper engraving of Niagara Falls from Prevost's "Histoire Generale des Voyages".
Jacques Nicolas Bellin (1703 – 1772) was a French hydrographer and geographer. He was born in Paris and over a 50 year career, he produced a large number of maps of particular interest to the Ministère de la Marine. His maps of Canada and of French territories in North America are particularly valuable. Bellin set a very high standard of workmanship and accuracy thus gaining for France a leading role in European cartography and geography. Many of his maps were copied by other mapmakers of Europe. He was one of the Encyclopedistes, a group of 18th century intellectuals in France who compiled the 35-volume Encyclopedie which was edited by Denis Diderot.

Condition : In very good condition with mild foxing at the edges of the margins.


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