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BELLIN, Jacques Nicolas

CARTE DE LA GUYANE, Pour servir a l’Histoire Generale des Voyages.

Tome 13, Page 36.

Published: Histoire Generale des Voyages. 1757

Stock code: 57492

Price: £85

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Decorative map of Southern India with the neighbouring Sri Lanka. Title cartouche with a small mileage scale at the bottom left. Bellin was appointed hydrographer (chief cartographer) to the French Navy upon the creation of France’s hydrographic office, the Dépôt des cartes et plans de la Marine.Over a 50 year career, he produced a large number of maps and charts. The accuracy of Bellin’s charts ensured that they were in use for many years.

Copper engraving. Hand coloured. Very good condition; repair along the centrefold; some offsetting. Size: 33 x 24 cm. (13 x 9 inches)

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