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BELLIN, N - Carte Des Isles Canaries

BELLIN, N - Carte Des Isles Canaries
Carte Des Isles Canaries - BELLIN, N
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Title : Carte Des Isles Canaries.
Map maker : BELLIN, N.
Date : Paris, 1746.
Size : 8.7 x 11.6 inches. / 22.0 x 29.5 cm.
Colouring : Coloured

Description :Detailed map of the Canary Islands, with towns, ports, etc. Produced by Bellin, Ingenieur de la Marine, for Prevost d'Exiles important travel book, "L'Histoire Generale des Voyages".

Includes a decorative rococo title cartouche,and includes rhumb lines, and a striking compass rose with fleur-de-lis.

Nicholas Bellin (1703-1772) spent over fifty years at the French Hydrographic Service, where he was appointed the first 'Ingéieur hydrographe de la Marine'. During his term of office he was commissioned to carry out major surveys of all the known coasts of the world. ,br/>He was appointed 'Hydrographer to the King' and was a member of the Royal Society in London."
Condition : Copper engraving in very good condition on hand made, chain linked, water-marked paper. With centerfold as issued.

ID: 94664

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