- Title: Carte de l'Empire du Méxique
- Author: Jacques-Nicolas Bellin
- Date: 1754
- 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: 102173
Carte de l'Empire du Méxique. Pour l'Histoire Générale des Voyages 1754. Par M. B. Ing. de la Marine. Lieues Communes de France.
"Map of the Empire of Mexico For the General History of Travel 1754. By M. Bellin Engineer of the Navy. French Common Leagues."
Map of Mexico 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.