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Carte de l'Isle de la Martinique: Bellin 1758

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  • Title: Carte de l'Isle de la Martinique
  • Author: Jacques-Nicolas Bellin
  • Date: 1758
  • Medium: Copperplate engraving
  • Condition: Very Good Plus - age toning, light foxing
  • Inches: 14 1/2 x 10 [Paper]
  • Centimeters: 36.83 x 25.4 [Paper]
  • Product ID: 102149

Carte de de l'Isle de la Martinique, Pour servir à l'Histoire Générale des Voyages. Echelle de Lieues Marines de France et d'Angleterre de 20 au Deg. Par M. Bellin Ing. de la Marine 1758

"Map of Isle of Martinique, to be used in the General History of Travel. Scale of Marine Leagues of France and England from 20 to Deg. By M. Bellin Engineer of the Navy 1758"

Map of the Island of Martinique in the Caribbean with superimposed compass lines 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.