C1757

Carte de la Louisiane et Pays Voisins...

Scarce and important French map centred on the Mississippi River and showing French possessions and the extent of explored and settled territories, by Nicholas Bellin the royal cartographer. The map extends from the mouth of the Mississippi River through Louisiana … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Carte de la Louisiane et Pays Voisins…

Date:

C1757

Condition:

In good condition, with folds as issued.

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

303mm 
x 220mm

Paper Size: 

365mm 
x 250mm
AUTHENTICITY
Carte de la Louisiane et Pays Voisins... - Antique Map from 1757

Genuine antique
dated:

1757

Description:

Scarce and important French map centred on the Mississippi River and showing French possessions and the extent of explored and settled territories, by Nicholas Bellin the royal cartographer. The map extends from the mouth of the Mississippi River through Louisiana and Florida and as far north as Minnesota. Place names, native American villages and tributaries of the Mississippi River are shown. The map extends as far west as, Santa, south along the Rio Grande to Parral Chihuahua, Mexico, north to St. Jerome de Taos and encompasses present day Texas.

Collections:
Library of Congress: G3300 1757 .B4
University of Texas: 67531

Jacques Nicolas Bellin (1703 - 1772)

Bellin was a French multifaceted hydrographer and geographer had an incredibly successful 50 year career producing maps. His illustrious career started at just 18 years of age when he was appointed Chief Cartographer to the French Navy in 1721. His attention to detail, accuracy and high standard of workmanship resulted in him playing an integral role to France’s leadership in European cartography. In addition to being the Chief Cartographer of France’s hydrographic office, he was also a member of the Académie de Marine, the Royal Society of London, and the Philosophes (French intellectual group).

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