Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Carte du Comte de Kent et du Pas de Calais


Carte du Comte de Kent et du Pas de Calais pour Servir aux Vaisseaux du Roy Dressee au Depost des Cartes et Plans de la Marine…


Full colored old antique nautical chart produced by the Depot de la Marine in 1759. This chart, produced by J.N. Bellin, covers many areas of historical importance including the English Channel, and the Thames river as far as London, Dover, Calais, Beachy Head, Dunkirk. Good coverage of inland cities, towns, and road in England including New Haven. Croydon, Bromley, Deal, Sandwich, Rochester and many, many more. Numerous soundings and details of the sandbanks near Dover, Dunkirk, and the entrance to the Thames River. Highly decorative dated cartouche at bottom right.

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: English Channel

CONDITION: Good.  Thick paper. Clean. Repaired splitting at the borders of the vertical centerfold. Good 1" width borders. Top border appears to have repairs and some possible filling but all will be covered by matting.

COLORING: Full color


SIZE: 34 " x 23 "




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