Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Antique port plan of Acapulco, Mexico

Plan du Port d' Acapulco Sur la Cote du Mexique dans la Mer du Sud …

DESCRIPTION: J.N. Bellin's neat antique plan of the walled fort, port and harbor at Acapulco, Mexico. Includes a French-language key to fourteen principal locations on the plan including Fort San Diego with 100 pieces of cannon, four new bastions lining the bay, and on the south side of the bay- two trees where the Manilla Galleon attaches a cable (rope) for mooring.

North is oriented to the left. Page 195.

Jacques-Nicolas Bellin (1703-1772)

Jacques-Nicolas Bellin was a prominent French hydrographer and geographer, recognized for his significant contributions to the development of cartography. For over half a century, Bellin served as the first Ingénieur de la Marine of the Depot des cartes et plans de la Marine (the French Hydrographic Office) and was appointed Official Hydrographer to the French King. His expertise and precision led to the production of thousands of significant nautical charts and maps, enhancing maritime navigation.

Petit Atlas Maritime Title Page, Jacques Bellin, cartograpger. 1764.

Petit Atlas Maritime Title Page, 1764

One of Bellin's most notable works, "Le Petit Atlas Maritime," was published in 1764, encompassing five volumes of detailed charts and maps covering every part of the world. Bellin's cartographic legacy extends beyond France; his comprehensive maps and atlases were highly influential in shaping European understanding of global geography during the 18th century. His passion for accuracy and vast output have ensured his place in the annals of cartographic history.

CREATOR: Bellin, Jacques Nicolas



BODY OF WATER: Acapulco Bay

CONDITION: Good.  Clean repair of a tear at the left side of map entering the image. A few light spots.



SIZE: 6 " x 9 "


PRICE: $185


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