Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
1754

Small antique map of Barbados in the Caribbean

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Carte de l'Isle de la Barbade

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Small antique map of Barbados by J.N. Bellin. This hand-colored map shows the island of Barbados, a Caribbean island in the Lesser Antilles. Barbados was an English colony at the time this little map was printed. Depicts the capital city of Barbados- Bridgetown as well as many other towns, island parishes and attractive interior topographic detail.

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. Published in the 15-volume "Histoire Generale des Voyages" of Antoine François Prévost. Published from Paris in 1754. Tome 15. Page 567.

CREATOR: Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

PUBLICATION DATE: 1754

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: Barbados

BODY OF WATER: Caribbean Sea

CONDITION: Very good.  On chain laid paper with minor age toning. Thin repaired tear at right center intruding into the image. At bottom left a small portion of the outer margin has been reinstated archivally well outside the neatline

COLORING: Original wash hand-coloring.

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SIZE: 6 " x 8 "

ITEM PHYSICAL LOCATION: 0

PRICE: $

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