Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

South American Continent

Amerique Meridionale

DESCRIPTION: Fine copper-plate engraved map of South America ca. 1764. Noted features on this attractive, decorative map include the Amazon River, the Malvinas Islands (Falklands), Buenos Aires, Lake Titicaca, Lima, and the islands of Trinidad and Martinique. "Tierra Firme" is the name the Spanish used to denote their overseas possessions on the north coast of South America including present day Colombia.

Published by Nicolas Bellin in his "Petit Atlas Maritime." Volume 2, Number 3. With both latitude and longitude markings.

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: Pacific Ocean

CONDITION: Very good.  On strong chain-laid paper with a clear plate-mark. Strong impression and careful coloring.

COLORING: Attractive outline hand-coloring.


SIZE: 6 " x 8 "


PRICE: $215


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