Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

1754

Antique plan of Buenos Aires, Argentina

Plan de la Ville de Buenos-Ayres

DESCRIPTION: Early French map or plan of Buenos Aires, Argentina along the western shore of the estuary of the Plate River (Rio de la Plata) in South America. By important French cartographer Nicolas Bellin. North is oriented to the upper left. Named features on this early colonial-period map include:
  • Maison de Ville
  • Le Fort containing the governor's lodgings, the chapel, and guard's quarters.
  • Convent de la Merci
  • l'Hopital
  • Convent de S. Domingue
  • Maison des Jesuites
  • Maison de l'Eveque
  • Eglise de St. Jean hors de la Ville
Published in a French edition of L'Abbe Prevost's "Histoire Générale des Voyages". Tome 14, No. 2.

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: Argentina

BODY OF WATER: Plate River

CONDITION: Good.  Two vertical folds as issue. Clean on chain-laid paper. Good wide margins. Light foxing.

COLORING: None

ENGRAVER: 

SIZE: 10 " x 7 "

ITEM PHYSICAL LOCATION: 0

PRICE: $200


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