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Carte de la Caroline et Georgie: Bellin 1757

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  • Title: Carte de la Caroline et Georgie
  • Author: Jacques-Nicolas Bellin
  • Date: 1757
  • Medium: Copperplate engraving
  • Condition: Very Good - light age toning, issued center fold, creasing in lower right corner, light foxing
  • Inches: 13 1/8 x 9 5/8 [Paper]
  • Centimeters: 33.34 x 24.45 [Paper]
  • Product ID: 102139

Carte de la Caroline et Georgie. Pour servir à l'Histoire Générale des Voyages. Echelle Lieues communes de France. Tirée des Aúteurs Angloises par M. B. Ing. de la Marine 1757.

"Map of Carolina and Georgia. To be used in the General History of Travel. Scale of common leagues of France. Drawn from English Authorities by M. Bellin Naval Engineer 1757."

Map of the Carolinas and Georgia by French hydrographer and geographer Jacques-Nicolas Bellin (1703-1772), who produced a prodigious body of work over a nearly fifty-year career. Labelled cities and regions include Augusta, Savannah, and Virginia. Topographical features include the Savannah River and the Appalachian Mountains.

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.