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Carte de l'Islande: Bellin 1780

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  • Title: Carte de l'Islande
  • Author: Jacques-Nicolas Bellin
  • Date: 1780
  • Medium: Copperplate engraving
  • Condition: Very Good Plus - light age toning, left and bottom margins trimmed, vertical and horizontal folding lines
  • Inches: 16 1/8 x 13 5/8 [Paper]
  • Centimeters: 40.96 x 34.61 [Paper]
  • Product ID: 317047

Carte de l'Islande Pour servir a la Continuation de l'Histoire Générale des Voyages. Dressée sur celle de M. Horrebows.

Explications Il n'y à que deux Villes Episcopales dans cette Isle: elles Sont désignée. Ce qu'on appelle Villes n'est qu'un endroit ou l'on fait le Commerce lors que les Négocians Danois arrivent dans l'Isle. Le mot Jokul S'aplique aux Montagnes qui Sont toute l'année couvertes de glace et de neige. Le mot Syss el revient à celui de Baillage, ou Sous-Baillage.

"Map of Iceland For the Continuation of General Travel History. Built on that of Mr. Horrebows.

Explanations There are only two Episcopal Cities in this Isle: they are designated. What we call Cities is just a place where we do Trade when Danish Negotiators arrive in the Isle. The word Jokul is applied to the Mountains which are all year round covered with ice and snow. The word Syssel comes back to that of bailiwick, or sub-bailiff."

Map of Iceland by French hydrographer and geographer Jacques-Nicolas Bellin (1703-1772). Published as part of Antoine François Prévost d'Exiles influential travel book, L'Histoire Generale des Voyages. Bellin 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.