Carte des Isles du Cap Verd: Bellin 1746

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  • Title: Carte des Isles du Cap Verd
  • Author: Jacques-Nicolas Bellin
  • Date: 1746
  • Medium: Copperplate engraving
  • Condition: Very Good Plus - light foxing and age toning, surface dirt
  • Inches: 13 x 9 3/4 [Paper]
  • Centimeters: 33.02 x 24.77 [Paper]
  • Product ID: 102155

Carte des Isles du Cap Verd. Dressée sur les Journaux et les Remarques des plus habiles Navigateurs. Par N. Bellin Ingr. de la Marine 1746

"Map of the Cape Verde Islands. Drawn up on the Journals and Remarks of the most skillful Navigators. By N. Bellin Engineer of the Navy 1746."

Map of the Cape Verde Islands off the east coast of Africa by French hydrographer and geographer Jacques-Nicolas Bellin (1703-1772), who produced a prodigious body of work over a nearly fifty-year career. Longitude west 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.