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BELLIN, Jacques Nicolas. Engraved by DHEULLAND.

PLAN DE LA VILLE ET DU CHATEAU DE BATAVIA

Tome VIII, No.8.

Published: Histoire Generale des Voyages. 1764

Stock code: 57019

Price: £165

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Attractive and detailed plan of central Jakarta. At the top left 3 detailed keys listing over 30 specific locations on the map. A stunning level of detail is shown, down to individual rows of buildings and garden plots behind them. 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.

Size: 220 x 295 mm. Copper engraving. Hand coloured. Very good condition; partly remargined.

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