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Carte Particuliere des Isles Moluques: Bellin c. 1760

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  • Title: Carte Particuliere des Isles Moluques
  • Author: Jacques-Nicolas Bellin
  • Date: c. 1760
  • Medium: Copperplate engraving
  • Condition: Very Good Plus - light age toning
  • Inches: 7 3/4 x 9 5/8 [Paper]
  • Centimeters: 19.69 x 24.45 [Paper]
  • Product ID: 102133

Map of the Maluku Islands 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 Paris 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.