Carte de l'Isle de Sainte Lucie: Bellin 1758

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  • Title: Carte de l'Isle de Sainte Lucie
  • Author: Jacques-Nicolas Bellin
  • Date: 1758
  • Medium: Copperplate engraving
  • Condition: Very Good Plus - age toning, issued center fold
  • Inches: 13 1/2 x 9 5/8 [Paper]
  • Centimeters: 34.29 x 24.45 [Paper]
  • Product ID: 102145

Carte de de l'Isle de Sainte Lucie, Pour servir à l'Histoire Générale des Voyages. Par M B. Ing. de la Marine 1758. Lieues communes de France.

"Map of the Isle of Saint Lucia, to be used in the General History of Travel. By Mr. Bellin Engineer of the Navy 1758. Common Leagues of France."

Map of the Island of St. Lucia in the Caribbean by French hydrographer and geographer Jacques-Nicolas Bellin (1703-1772), who produced a prodigious body of work over a nearly fifty-year career. Appointed hydrographer of the French Navy at the age of eighteen, he 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.