Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
1764

Plan of the Fortress and Town of Le Havre France

Plan de la Ville et Citadelle du Havre [France]

DESCRIPTION: Fine engineer's grade "Plan of the Fortress and Town of Le Havre France". Le Havre lies in France's Normandy region. Shows a Vauban-style fortress, adapted to defend against sustained attack by artillery. By J.N. Bellin 1764 from his Petit Atlas Maritime. Tome 5 No 32.

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.

CREATOR: Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

PUBLICATION DATE: 1764

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: France

BODY OF WATER: Atlantic Ocean

CONDITION: Very Good.  Clean on old laid paper with a hint of age-toning.

COLORING: Fine hand-color in a distinctive style often seen with the Petit Atlas Maritime.

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SIZE: 7 " x 9 "

ITEM PHYSICAL LOCATION: 7

PRICE: $220

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