C1753

Carte de L’Isle de Sumatra Dressee sur les Journaux des Navigateurs…

Detailed c.18th map of the island of Sumatra, the Singapore straits and the southern Malay Peninsula. A note at lower left gives the local terms for river, cape and island and advises that the interior of the island and the … Read Full Description

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S/N: HGDV-0906-ASI-INDO–185305
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Full Title:

Carte de L’Isle de Sumatra Dressee sur les Journaux des Navigateurs…

Date:

C1753

Condition:

In good condition, with folds as issued.

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

295mm 
x 255mm

Paper Size: 

342mm 
x 272mm
AUTHENTICITY
Carte de L'Isle de Sumatra Dressee sur les Journaux des Navigateurs... - Antique Map from 1753

Genuine antique
dated:

1753

Description:

Detailed c.18th map of the island of Sumatra, the Singapore straits and the southern Malay Peninsula. A note at lower left gives the local terms for river, cape and island and advises that the interior of the island and the course of its rivers are unknown.

From Prevost,  L’Histoire Generale des Voyages.

References:
Mickwitz & Miekkavaara, The A.E. Nordenskiold Collection: Annotated Catalogue of Maps made up to 1800. Helsinki 1979-1995: 638.

Collections:
National Library Australia: Bib ID 765228

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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