Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Plan of Buccari ( Bakar ) and Porto-Re ( Kraljevica), Croatia

Plan de Ports de Buccari et Porto-Re dans le Golphe de Venise

DESCRIPTION: Beautifully colored 18th century French antique map / plan of the Bay of Bakar including Buccari, Croatia with Buccariza and Porto-Re, now Kraljevica. A few soundings and anchorages noted and two chateau, but much emphasis on the fortifications and batteries, containing in total 41 cannon. By J.N. Bellin, cartographer for the French Depot de la Marine.

Published in Paris (1771) by Didot in "Description géographique du Golfe de Venise et de la Morée : avec des remarques pour la navigation et des cartes et plans des côtes, villes, ports et mouillages". Plate 14.

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: Bay of Bakar

CONDITION: Very Good.  Clean. On chain laid paper with no condition issues. Ample margins for framing.

COLORING: Careful modern hand-color on chain laid, watermarked paper.


SIZE: 6 " x 8 "


PRICE: $200


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