Isle De May, Veue De L'Isle S.Jago ou St Jacques, Le Havre De Praya.

$A 90

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S/N: HGDV02-011-POR–185102

Full Title:

Isle De May, Veue De L’Isle S.Jago ou St Jacques, Le Havre De Praya.




In good condition, folds as issued.


Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

x 160mm

Paper Size: 

x 253mm


Interesting map of the Portuguese held Cape Verde Islands. The three maps on the one sheet show the upper left view details the Isle of May (Maio island), the lower left view details the Isle of S. Jago (Sao Tiago), and the third details Havre de Praya or the Harbor of Sao Tiago (Today’s Praia, capital of the Cape Verde Islands).

Jaques 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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