C1755
 (1784)

Carte Reduite des Parties Connues du Globe Terrestre Dressee au Depost des Cartes Plans et Journaux de la Marine..

Large scale world chart on Mercator’s Projection by this famous French cartographer issued by Depot General de la Marine. Two large Rocco frames enclose the title at lower left and an advertisement at lower right. Bellin issued this chart in … Read Full Description

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S/N: DGMA-004-WM-1784-BELL–185837
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Full Title:

Carte Reduite des Parties Connues du Globe Terrestre Dressee au Depost des Cartes Plans et Journaux de la Marine..

Date:

C1755
 (1784)

Condition:

In good condition without staining often present on the centrefold.

Technique:

Copper engraving hand coloured

Image Size: 

815mm 
x 540mm
AUTHENTICITY
Carte Reduite des Parties Connues du Globe Terrestre Dressee au Depost des Cartes Plans et Journaux de la Marine.. - Antique Map from 1755

Genuine antique
dated:

1784

Description:

Large scale world chart on Mercator’s Projection by this famous French cartographer issued by Depot General de la Marine.

Two large Rocco frames enclose the title at lower left and an advertisement at lower right. Bellin issued this chart in 1755 and updated it a number of times, adding new discoveries. In this preferred issue the chart incorporates the discoveries made by James Cook of the east coast of Australia and New Zealand on his first voyage. As well as those in the southern regions which record Cook’s second voyage naming of Georgia and discovery of Sandwich Land. Cook had crossed the Antarctic Circle on 17 January 1773 for the first time in history and his ships reached 67° 15′ S by 39° 35′ E, where their course was stopped by ice. 

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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