Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

1753

Antique South Pacific map with oddly-shaped Australia

Carte Reduite de la Mer du Sud Pour Servir a l'Histoire generale des Voyages… Par M. Bellin… 1753.

DESCRIPTION: 

Fine 18th-century antique French map of the South Pacific showing recent discoveries as of mid century: Australia's posited eastern coastline is virtually featureless, running from New Guinea to Tasmania without a break. Only a small section of the western coast New Zealand is marked, the rest unknown. The Americas are shown from Baja California through Central America and the western coastline of South America including the Straits of Magellan and Cape Horn.

Published in a French edition of L'Abbe Prevost's "Histoire Générale des Voyages", less than twenty years before Captain Cook's famous voyage.

CREATOR: 

Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

PUBLICATION DATE: 

1753

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: 

Australia

BODY OF WATER: 

Pacific Ocean

CONDITION: 

Good  Three vertical folds as issued. Light bowning at one fold. Clean without major issues.

COLORING: 

Outline hand coloring.

ENGRAVER: 

SIZE: 

14 " x 8 "

PRICE: 

$600

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