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.

French hydrographer Jacques Nicolas Bellin (1703-1772) was born in Paris and educated as an engineer. In 1741, Bellin became the first Ingénieur de la Marine of the Depot des cartes et plans de la Marine (the French Hydrographical Office) and was named Official Hydrographer of the French King. Bellin's largest and most comprehensive work is the Petit Atlas Maritime with 581 charts that cover the coasts and important port cities of the known world. The Petit Atlas Maritime Recueil De Cartes et Plans Des Quatre Parties Du Monde is probably the best compilation of plans of maritime towns and harbors of its time. Tome I No. 38.

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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