- Title: Carte de l'Archipel de St. Lazare ou les Isles Mariañes
- Author: Jacques-Nicolas Bellin
- Date: 1752
- Medium: Copperplate engraving
- Condition: Very Good Plus - light age toning
- Inches: 7 3/4 x 9 5/8 [Paper]
- Centimeters: 19.69 x 24.45 [Paper]
- Product ID: 102134
Carte de l'Archipel de St. Lazare ou les Isles Mariañes, Sur les Cartes du P. Alonso Lopez Et le Memoire du P. Morales Jesuites Espagnols Missionaires dans ces Isles Pour servir à l'Histoire Générale des Voyages Par le Sr. Bellin Ingr. de la Marine 1752.
"Map of the Archipelago of St. Lazarus or the Mariana Islands, Based on the Maps of Fr. Alonso Lopez And the Memoir of Fr. Morales, Spanish Jesuit Missionaries in these Isles To serve the General History of Travels By Sr. Bellin Engineer of the Navy 1752."
Map of the Mariana Islands in the Pacific 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.