Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

1772

Hydrographie Francoise (Title Page)

Hydrographie Francoise. Recueil des cartes marines dressees au Depot des Cartes, Plans, et Journaux.

DESCRIPTION: About as fine an copper-plate engraved maritime print as can be found. I just had another look at it after 2 years and I raised the price, that's how fine this is. Stop me before I do it again.

Gorgeous copperplate re-strike engraving of the title page to Bellin's sea-atlas, the Hydrographie Francoise. With the circular stamp of the Depot de la Marine. Undated. Price One and one-half francs. No. 1.

We believe the engraving is an early 20th century re-strike from the original copper plate produced at the French Chalcographie du Louvre. La Chalcographie du Louvre is a repository, consisting of more that 13,000 original plates from the Louvre's archives, housed upstairs above the Louvre's Paris galleries . Upon request visitors can have an engraving produced from the original plate on museum-quality paper by a master printer. V.196.

CREATOR: Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

PUBLICATION DATE: 1772

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: France

BODY OF WATER: N/A

CONDITION: Very good.  Beautiful craftsmanship and excellent condition set this specimen near the top. A true work of art. On thick strong wove paper with no flaws.

COLORING: None

ENGRAVER: Unknown

SIZE: 15 " x 20 "

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PRICE: $750


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