Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Small antique map of Barbados in the Caribbean


Carte de l'Isle de la Barbade


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.

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

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: 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.


SIZE: 6 " x 8 "




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