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Carte de l'Acadie, Isle Royale, et Païs Voisins: Bellin 1757

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  • Title: Carte de l'Acadie, Isle Royale, et Païs Voisins
  • Author: Jacques-Nicolas Bellin
  • Date: 1757
  • Medium: Copperplate engraving
  • Condition: Very Good Plus - age toning
  • Inches: 13 1/2 x 9 3/4 [Paper]
  • Centimeters: 34.29 x 24.77 [Paper]
  • Product ID: 102135

Carte de l'Acadie, Isle Royale, et Païs Voisins. Pour servir à l'Histoire Générale des Voyages. Par M. B. Inr. de la Marine. 1757. Echelle de Lieues communes de France.

"Map of Acadia, Isle Royale, and Neighboring Countries. To be used in the General History of Travel. By M. B. Engineer of the Navy. 1757. Scale of common leagues of France."

Map of Île-Royale, a French colony in present-day Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, Canada. Published 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.