Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
1763

Scarce mid eighteenth-century antique map of the Mississippi River passes.

Embouchures du Fleuve St. Louis

DESCRIPTION: Very attractive early French maritime map shows the mouth of the "Fleuve St. Louis" or Mississippi River in Louisiana. Noted locations include Passe a la Loutre and Isle de la Fort de Balise.

From J.N. Bellin's Le Petit Atlas Maritime . With soundings at the key passes into the Gulf of Mexico. Lacks latitude and longitude scales. North is oriented to the top left 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

PUBLICATION DATE: 1763

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: United States

BODY OF WATER: Gulf of Mexico

CONDITION: Very Good.  On strong laid paper with slight age-toning. Stout.

COLORING: None

ENGRAVER: 

SIZE: 7 " x 9 "

ITEM PHYSICAL LOCATION: 77

PRICE: $400

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