Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

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. Tome I, No. 38.

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.  On strong laid paper with slight age-toning. Stout.



SIZE: 7 " x 9 "


PRICE: $400


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