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Carte des Isles Philippines, 2e. Feuille: Bellin 1752

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  • Title: Carte des Isles Philippines, 2e. Feuille
  • Author: Jacques-Nicolas Bellin
  • Date: 1752
  • Medium: Copperplate engraving
  • Condition: Very Good Plus - light age toning, surface dirt
  • Inches: 13 3/8 x 9 5/8 [Paper]
  • Centimeters: 33.97 x 24.45 [Paper]
  • Product ID: 102171

Carte des Isles Philippines, Dressée sur la Carte Espagnole du R. P. Murillo de Velarde 2e. Feuille. Pour servir a l'Histoire Generale des Voyages. Par le Sr. Bellin, Ingr. de la Marine. 1752

"Map of the Philippine Islands, Drawn from the Spanish Map of R. P. Murillo de Velarde 2nd Leaf. To serve the General History of Travel. By Sr. Bellin, Engineer of the Navy. 1752."

Map of the southern half of the Philippines by French hydrographer and geographer Jacques-Nicolas Bellin (1703-1772), who produced a prodigious body of work over a nearly fifty-year career. Longitude from the Ferro Meridian.

Appointed hydrographer of the French Navy at the age of eighteen, Bellin eventually became Hydrographer to the King in 1741. He published numerous sea atlases and charts which would be reprinted into the nineteenth century, as well as many maps depicting French colonial territories in the New World. His craftsmanship and commitment to accuracy earned him a distinguished reputation as one of the world's leading cartographers, and many other European mapmakers turned to him for source material.