Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Antique chart of the Nile Delta north of Alexandria, Egypt

Carte de Embouchures du Nil et partie de son cours le Delta et l'Isthme de Suez.

DESCRIPTION: Fine antique map of the waterways crisscrossing the Nile delta from Suez west past Alexandria, Egypt. Noted features include: "Lac Mareotis" (Lake Mariout or Maryut); the Isthmus of Suez and upper tip of the Gulf of Suez; "Rosette" (Rosetta, the location of the discovery of the archaeologically important rock stele known as the Rosetta Stone.)

From Bellin's Le Petit Atlas Maritime .

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 III No. 89.

CREATOR: Bellin, Jacques Nicolas



BODY OF WATER: Mediterranean

CONDITION: Good.  On strong laid paper with slight age-toning. Wide margins

COLORING: Original outline and wash hand color.


SIZE: 6 " x 8 "


PRICE: $250


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