Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
1761

Carte du Detroit de Gibraltar

Carte du Detroit de Gibraltar Dressee au Depost de Cartes et Plans de la Marine Pour le Service des Vaisseaux Francais. . .

DESCRIPTION: Large, handsome 251 year-old working sea-chart of the Strait of Gibraltar and surrounding areas by J.N. Bellin of the French Depot de la Marine. This stunning chart from 1761 contains a large cartouche at right embellished with pikes, shields, drums, flags, and other implements of war. At left is a detailed inset plan of Gibraltar with a legend keyed to locations on the plan. Table at top contains tidal flow data. North oriented to the left .

Coverage in Spain includes Rota, Cadiz (Cadix), Cape Trafalgar, Tariffa, Algeciras, and Gibraltar. Coverage of the coast of Africa ("Barbarie") includes Arzille, Cape Spartel, Cape Malbare, Tangiers, Ceuta, and Tetouan. Numerous soundings, hazards and guard towers are noted. With stamp of Depot de la Marine "R.F." . Price: Trente sols.

CREATOR: Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

PUBLICATION DATE: 1761

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: Spain

BODY OF WATER: Strait of Gibraltar

CONDITION: Very Good  

COLORING: Old wash and outline hand-color.

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SIZE: 35 " x 22 "

ITEM PHYSICAL LOCATION: 58

PRICE: $900

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