Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Chart Western Hemisphere Petit Altas Maritime

Carte de l'Amerique et des Mers Voisines

DESCRIPTION: Fine authentic antique chart of the Western Hemisphere by Jacques Nicolas Bellin: "Carte de l'Amerique et des Mers Voisines."

This scarce (12" x 18") copper-plate engraving is from Bellin's "Le Petit Atlas Maritime." Includes North America, South America, west Europe and Africa. Dated within to 1763.

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


GEOGRAPHIC AREA: World - Western Hemisphere

BODY OF WATER: Atlantic Ocean

CONDITION: Good.  Short margin at right side. Slightly grubby throughout.

COLORING: Original aqua tinted hand color.


SIZE: 12 " x 18 "


PRICE: $675


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