C1753

Representation du Cours Ordinaire des Vents de Traverse qui regment le long des Cotes dans la Mer Atlantique & celle des Indes.

C18th map showing prevailing winds in the Atlantic and Indian Ocean by the royal French cartographer Nicholas Bellin. From Prevost, Histoire General Du Voyages Collections: National Library Australia:  Bib ID757321

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S/N: HGDV-1110-HEM–185168
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Full Title:

Representation du Cours Ordinaire des Vents de Traverse qui regment le long des Cotes dans la Mer Atlantique & celle des Indes.

Date:

C1753

Condition:

In good condition, with centre fold as issued.

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

300mm 
x 150mm

Paper Size: 

392mm 
x 256mm
AUTHENTICITY
Representation du Cours Ordinaire des Vents de Traverse qui regment le long des Cotes dans la Mer Atlantique & celle des Indes. - Antique Map from 1753

Genuine antique
dated:

1753

Description:

C18th map showing prevailing winds in the Atlantic and Indian Ocean by the royal French cartographer Nicholas Bellin.

From Prevost, Histoire General Du Voyages
Collections:
National Library Australia: 
 Bib ID757321

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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