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Carte de la Coste d'Arabie, Mer Rouge, et Golfe de Perse: Bellin 1740

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  • Title: Carte de la Coste d'Arabie, Mer Rouge, et Golfe de Perse
  • Author: Jacques-Nicolas Bellin
  • Date: 1740
  • Medium: Copperplate engraving
  • Condition: Very Good Plus - light age toning, vertical trifolds, tide mark lower right corner
  • Inches: 13 1/2 x 9 3/4 [Paper]
  • Centimeters: 34.29 x 24.77 [Paper]
  • Product ID: 315079

Carte de la Coste d'Arabie, Mer Rouge, et Golfe de Perse. Tirée de la Carte Françoise de l'Océan Oriental. Publiée Par Ordre de Mgr. le Comte de Maurepas en 1740.

"Map of the Arabian Coast, Red Sea, and Gulf of Persia. Taken from the French Map of the Eastern Ocean. Published By Order of the Count of Maurepas in 1740."

Map of the Arabian Peninsula including parts of present-day Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Oman, Ethiopia, Egypt, Sudan Eritrea, Djibouti, Somalia, Iraq, Iran, Bahrain, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Israel, Jordan, and Kuwait. Published 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.