Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Fine mid eighteenth-century antique map of the Georgia coast.

Carte de la Nouvelle Georgie

DESCRIPTION: This early French maritime map shows the coast of Georgia in the United States. Coverage ranges from Saint Helena Island in the north to past St. Augustine in the south and includes the road "chemin" linking the two locations. Our copper-plate engraved map includes Augusta, Savannah, Jekyll Island, Talbot Island, Sapelo and Saint Simon's Island in Georgia; and St. Augustine, Florida. Prominently features those rivers which would have been important travel routes to the interior: St. John's River, Altahama River, Ogeechee River and the Savannah River along with many smaller waterways.

From J.N. Bellin's Le Petit Atlas Maritime . With latitude and longitude scales and a large decorative compass rose with rhumb lines. North is oriented to the top of map. Tome I, No. 38.

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: Atlantic Ocean

CONDITION: Very Good.  On strong laid paper with slight age-toning. Stout.



SIZE: 7 " x 9 "


PRICE: $450


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