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.

Large scale c.18th chart of the Pacific first issued 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 from Van Diemen’s Land … Read Full Description

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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)

Condition:

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

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

840mm 
x 560mm

Paper Size: 

874mm 
x 613mm
AUTHENTICITY
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. - Antique Map from 1742

Genuine antique
dated:

1756

Description:

Large scale c.18th chart of the Pacific first issued 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 from Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) to New Guinea. Bellin first published this map in 1742 and it then reissued by the Depot des cartes et plans de la marine in 1756.

References:
Tooley, R.V. The Mapping of Australia. London 1979: 153 154.

Collections:
National Library Australia: Bib ID 263323
Bibliotheque Nationale de France: Identifier : ark:/12148/btv1b5962760m
:

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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