C1764

Plan de la Ville et Cite de St. Francois de Quito.

Scarce c.18th French map of the city of Quito which was previously known as San Francisco de Quito Ecuador. The map includes an extensive key at left identifying numerous prominent buildings and landmarks. At top right is a superb decorative … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Plan de la Ville et Cite de St. Francois de Quito.

Date:

C1764

Condition:

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

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

322mm 
x 182mm

Paper Size: 

375mm 
x 250mm

Platemark Size: 

333mm 
x 196mm
AUTHENTICITY
Plan de la Ville et Cite de St. Francois de Quito. - Antique Map from 1764

Genuine antique
dated:

1764

Description:

Scarce c.18th French map of the city of Quito which was previously known as San Francisco de Quito Ecuador. The map includes an extensive key at left identifying numerous prominent buildings and landmarks. At top right is a superb decorative title.

Detailed c.18th French map of the bay of D’Argum on the island of Mauritius.

From Prevost, Abbe. Histoire générale des voyages : ou, Nouvelle collection de toutes les relations de voyages par mer et par terre qui ont été publiées jusqu’à présent dans les différentes langues de toutes les.. Paris

References:
Sabin, J. A Dictionary of Books Relating to America, from its Discovery to the Present Time. New York. (1936) 1967. 65403.
Hill, J. The Hill Collection of Pacific Voyages. San Diego 1974 p.241.
Phillips, P. A List of Geographical Atlases in the Library of Congress. Washington 1973 5991.

Collections:
National Library Australia: Bib ID 6058912
Library of Congress Washington D.C.: 05041509
State Library New South Wales: RB/DQ909.8A
Bibliotheque Nationale de France: Identifier: ark:/12148/bpt6k201024v
State Library Victoria: RARESF 910.8 P929H

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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