Carte de la Partie Septentrionale du Bresil.<br><br>Paris: [c.1768?] Stock Code: 77887
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. As befits a maritime chart, all place names and general information is coastal, and there is no real attempt to engrave anything of note inland of the coastal areas. 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: 248 x 285 mm.
Copper engraving. Hand coloured.
Very good condition.
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