C1764

Plan de la Ville de Boston.

Mapmaker:

Jacques Nicolas Bellin (1703 - 1772)

$A 450

In stock

S/N: HGDV-1410-TP–322293
(C018)

Full Title:

Plan de la Ville de Boston.

Date:

C1764

Mapmaker:

Jacques Nicolas Bellin (1703 - 1772)

Condition:

In good condition, with folds as issued and with wide margins.

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

272mm 
x 164mm

Paper Size: 

286mm 
x 182mm

Platemark Size: 

342mm 
x 252mm

Description:

One of the earliest obtainable maps of Boston with Charlestown and Rhode Island by Jacques Bellin. The map includes an extensive key at left identifying sixteen  prominent buildings and landmarks.

From Prevost, Histoire General Du Voyages

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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