Carte hydrographique de la Baye de Cadix.Par Ordre de M. le duc de Choiseuil Ministre de la Guerre et de la Marine, 1761 Stock Code: 55686
Interesting chart of the Bay of Cadiz by the famed French cartographer and hydrographer Jacques-Nicholas Bellin. The map shows the Bay of Cadiz, indicating the city of Cadiz with Fort St Sebastien as well as smaller towns and villages along the coastline.
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. Later colour.
Very good condition; expert centrefold repair at bottom.
Size: 90 x 58 cm. (35½ x 23 inches)
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