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Carte de la Nouvelle Angleterre, Nouvelle Yorck, et Pensilvanie: Bellin 1757

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  • Title: Carte de la Nouvelle Angleterre, Nouvelle Yorck, et Pensilvanie
  • Author: Jacques-Nicolas Bellin
  • Date: 1757
  • Medium: Copperplate engraving
  • Condition: Very Good - age toning, issued center fold
  • Inches: 13 3/8 x 9 5/8 [Paper]
  • Centimeters: 33.97 x 24.45 [Paper]
  • Product ID: 102141

Carte de la Nouvelle Angleterre, Nouvelle Yorck, et Pensilvanie. Pour servir à l'Histoire Générale des Voyages. Echelle Lieues communes de France. Par M. B. Ing. de la Mare. 1757.

"Map of New England, New York, and Pennsylvania. To be used in the General History of Travel. Scale of common leagues of France. By M. Bellin, Naval Engineer. 1757"

Map of New England 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 Philadelphia, New York City, Boston, Albany, Providence, Long Island, Cape Cod, Nantucket, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New Jersey. Topographical features include Lakes Ontario, Erie, and Champlain, the Hudson, Connecticut, Potomac, and Susquehanna Rivers, 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.