C1764

Carte Reduite de la Partie la Plus Meridionale de L’Amerique.

Scarce c.18th French map of the southern tip of Chile and Argentina with the Falklands only partly charted by Nicholas Bellin. The first recorded landing on the Falkland islands is attributed to English captain John Strong, who, enroute to Peru’s … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Carte Reduite de la Partie la Plus Meridionale de L’Amerique.

Date:

C1764

Condition:

In good condition

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

170mm 
x 230mm

Paper Size: 

188mm 
x 254mm
AUTHENTICITY
Carte Reduite de la Partie la Plus Meridionale de L'Amerique. - Antique Map from 1764

Genuine antique
dated:

1764

Description:

Scarce c.18th French map of the southern tip of Chile and Argentina with the Falklands only partly charted by Nicholas Bellin.

The first recorded landing on the Falkland islands is attributed to English captain John Strong, who, enroute to Peru’s and Chile’s littoral in 1690, discovered the Falkland Sound and noted the islands’ water and game. The Falklands remained uninhabited until the 1764 establishment of Port Louis on East Falkland by French captain Louis Antoine de Bougainville, and the 1766 foundation of Port Egmont on Saunders Island by British captain John MacBride.

From Prevost, Abbe. Histoire générale des voyages : ou, Nouvelle collection de toutes les relations de voyages par mer et par terre qui ont été publiées jusqu’à présent dans les différentes langues de toutes les.. Paris

References:
Sabin, J. A Dictionary of Books Relating to America, from its Discovery to the Present Time. New York. (1936) 1967. 65403.
Hill, J. The Hill Collection of Pacific Voyages. San Diego 1974 p.241.
Phillips, P. A List of Geographical Atlases in the Library of Congress. Washington 1973 5991.

Collections:
National Library Australia: Bib ID 6058912
Library of Congress Washington D.C.: 05041509
State Library New South Wales: RB/DQ909.8A
Bibliotheque Nationale de France: Identifier: ark:/12148/bpt6k201024v
State Library Victoria: RARESF 910.8 P929H

 

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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