Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

1764

Antique chart of the harbor, town, and fort at Plymouth, England

Plan des Ville et Citadelle de Plymouth

DESCRIPTION: Fine mid eighteenth-century French navigation port plan and map of Plymouth, England. A key with seventeen items provides information on the precise location of important governmental, ecclesiastical, and commercial sites as well a provides the location of major gates or access-control locations. This is a larger-scale plan covering a smaller area that Bellin's related smaller-scale "Carte de la Port de Plimouth" of Plymouth Sound.

French hydrographer Jacques Nicolas Bellin (1703-1772) was born in Paris and educated as an engineer. In 1741, Bellin became the first Ingénieur de la Marine of the Depot des cartes et plans de la Marine (the French Hydrographical Office) and was named Official Hydrographer of the French King. Bellin's largest and most comprehensive work is the Petit Atlas Maritime with 581 charts that cover the coasts and important port cities of the known world. The Petit Atlas Maritime Recueil De Cartes et Plans Des Quatre Parties Du Monde is probably the best compilation of plans of maritime towns and harbors of its time. Tome IV No 11.

CREATOR: Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

PUBLICATION DATE: 1764

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: England

BODY OF WATER: Plymouth Sound

CONDITION: Very Good.  On strong laid paper. Clean. Wide margins. Strong impression and platemark.

COLORING: Outline hand color.

ENGRAVER: 

SIZE: 6 " x 8 "

ITEM PHYSICAL LOCATION: 7

PRICE: $295


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