Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Le Port Marianne dans l'Isle de Cube. (Mariel, Cuba)

Le Port Marianne dans l'Isle de Cube (Mariel, Cuba)

DESCRIPTION: Antique black and white large-scale chart of Mariel harbor in the La Habana province of Cuba. This scarce engraved harbor chart is from Jacque Nicholas Bellin's "La Petit Atlas Maritime". Port of Mariel on the island of Cuba is labeled "Marianne". Mariel is the closest Cuban port to the U.S. Numerous soundings and sparse interior detail, in fact no habitation noted. Very good condition. Tome 1 No. 53.

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: Gulf of Mexico

CONDITION: Very good  Good impression on clean creamy paper.



SIZE: 6 " x 9 "


PRICE: $185


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