Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
1754

Antique Map of Central Mexico

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Carte du Mexique Pour l'Histoire Generale des Voyages 1754.

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Original mid 18th-century French map of the Central Mexico region. This early cartographic artifact covers an area from roughly south of Durango to a line north of Acapulco. In all, a fine copperplate-engraved antique map of Mexico by N. Bellin that includes the towns of "Mazatland" (Mazatlan), "Guadalaxara" (Guadalajara), Zacatecas, Veracruz, "Mechoacan", and many more. Shows mountains in relief, many rivers, and small villages. Dated within an elaborate cartouche to 1754.

Framed, glazed, and double matted. Size with frame 18.5" x 15".

Published in a French edition of L'Abbe Prevost's "Histoire Générale des Voyages". Tome 12, No. 8.

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.

CREATOR: Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

PUBLICATION DATE: 1754

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: Mexico

BODY OF WATER: Pacific Ocean

CONDITION: Good.  Matted and framed. Wood frame with a few nicks and scratches as shown. Engraving has NOT been examined out of frame. At sight the map appears clean, intact, and with a touch of age-toning.

COLORING: None

ENGRAVER: 

SIZE: 11 " x 8 "

ITEM PHYSICAL LOCATION: 0

PRICE: $

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