Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

1750

Antique engraved plan of Goa, India

Plan de Goa

DESCRIPTION: Fine mid eighteenth-century birds-eye view map (plan) of Goa and the Port of Goa, on the southwest coast of India, under Portuguese rule from 1510 to 1961. If you look carefully on the beach you can see two elephants, apparently used for heavy work at the docks and shipyard. A fine legend at right, in an elaborate title cartouche, names twenty-nine locations on the plan.

A fine view of Goa as it existed in 1607 by the prolific desk-cartographer J.N. Bellin. The plan is from the 1607 voyage of Admiral Paulus van Caerden, with the Dutch East India Company (VOC). From Prevost's 'Collection of Voyages'.

North is oriented to the bottom. Tome VIII No IX.

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 Recueil De Cartes et Plans Des Quatre Parties Du Monde Petit Atlas Maritime".

CREATOR: Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

PUBLICATION DATE: 1750

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: India

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

COLORING: None

ENGRAVER: 

SIZE: 14 " x 8 "

ITEM PHYSICAL LOCATION: 13

PRICE: $325


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