Carte réduite d'une partie de l'Ocean Atlantique.Présentée A Mgr. Le Comte de Maurepas Par le Sr Grognard Pilote entretenu au Departement de Toulon. 1775 Stock Code: 55688
A magnificent sea chart of the south part of the Atlantic Ocean, covered in rhumb lines. Showing south parts of African, Portuguese, Spanish and French coast, Cape Verde Islands, Canary Islands and Azores on the east and parts of North American coast and West Indies on the west. Extensive lists of islands, ports and capes on the east and west coasts of the Atlantic.
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.
Size: 89 x 58 cm. (35 x 23 inches)
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