C1764

La Ville de Cayenne.

Cayenne is the capital city of French Guiana, an overseas region and department of France. In 1604, a French settlement was founded but was soon destroyed by the Portuguese, who were determined to enforce the provisions of the Treaty of … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

La Ville de Cayenne.

Date:

C1764

Condition:

In good condition with folds as issued.

Technique:

Copper engraving hand coloured

Image Size: 

270mm 
x 220mm
AUTHENTICITY
La Ville de Cayenne. - Antique Print from 1764

Genuine antique
dated:

1764

Description:

Cayenne is the capital city of French Guiana, an overseas region and department of France. In 1604, a French settlement was founded but was soon destroyed by the Portuguese, who were determined to enforce the provisions of the Treaty of Tordesillas. French colonists returned in 1643 and founded Cayenne, but they were forced to leave once more following Amerindian attacks. In 1664, France finally succeeded at establishing a permanent settlement at Cayenne. Over the next decade the colony changed hands between the French, Dutch, and English, before being restored to France.

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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