C1742
 (1756)

Carte Reduite Des Mers Comprises entre L'Asia et L'Amerique Apelees par les Navigateurs Mer Du Sud ou Mer Pacifique pour servir aux Vaisseaux du Roy.

Mapmaker:

Nicholas Bellin (1703 - 1772)

$A 2,450

In stock

S/N: RLAR-062-AM-1756–226361
(RW02-A)

Full Title:

Carte Reduite Des Mers Comprises entre L’Asia et L’Amerique Apelees par les Navigateurs Mer Du Sud ou Mer Pacifique pour servir aux Vaisseaux du Roy.

Date:

C1742
 (1756)

Mapmaker:

Nicholas Bellin (1703 - 1772)

Condition:

Tears extending into map area on left and right hand side, otherwise in good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

840mm 
x 560mm

Paper Size: 

874mm 
x 613mm

Description:

 Large scale chart by the French royal cartographer, Nicholas Bellin (1703-1772) showing Australia with the discoveries of Abel Tasman 1642-1644 and with additions of an imaginary southern and eastern coast joined to Tasmania.

References:
Tooley 153

Collections:
National Library of Australian: Bib ID 263323

Biography:

Jacques Nicolas Bellin (1703 – 1772)

The 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 (a French intellectual group).

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