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Carte Des Isles de Java, Sumatra, Borneo &a.: Bellin c. 1760

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  • Title: Carte Des Isles de Java, Sumatra, Borneo &c.
  • Author: Jacques-Nicolas Bellin
  • Date: c. 1760
  • Medium: Copperplate engraving
  • Condition: Very Good Plus - light age toning, issued center fold, light foxing
  • Inches: 13 1/2 x 9 3/4 [Paper]
  • Centimeters: 34.29 x 24.77 [Paper]
  • Product ID: 102140

Carte Des Isles de Java, Sumatra, Borneo &a. Les Détroits de la Sonde Malaca et Banca Golphe de Siam &a. Par N. Bellin Ingr. de la Marine.

"Map of the Islands Of Java, Sumatra, Borneo &a. The Sunda, Malaca, and Banca
Straits, Gulf of Siam &a. By N. Bellin Engineer of the Navy."

Map of present-day Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, and the Philippines. Published 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.