CARTE DE L'INDOUSTAN
Very attractive map covering the northern section of the Indian subcontinent and includes present-day Pakistan, Afghanistan, Nepal, and Tibet, in addition to a detailed mapping northern India and Rajasthan. It features regions, towns and cities, rivers, topographical detail, and a few geographical notes, and is adorned with two cartouches, containing the title and distance scales, respectively.
Excellent hand colour.
Very good condition.
code : M3292
Cartographer : Jacques-Nicolas BELLIN
Date : 1752 Paris
Size : 23*34.5 cms
availability : Available
Price : £115
Jacques-Nicolas Bellin (1703-1772) was one of the most important and prolific French cartographers of the mid-eighteenth century, in the service of the French Hydrographical Office. He was appointed the first Ingenieur Hydrographe de la Marine, and also Official Hydrographer to the French King.
Bellin was responsible for an enormous output of charts and maps. In a large folio format, he issued a volume of sea-charts of France, the Neptune Francois, and several sea-atlases of the World, including the Atlas Maritime and the Hydrographie Francaise. These large charts were amongst the best of the period and continued being reissued throughout the second half of the eighteenth century.
In smaller format, he issued the Petit Atlas Maritime (1764),which contained 580 detailed charts, as well as maps to illustrate l'Abbe Prevost's Histoire Generale des Voyages (1746-1757). Bellin also produced a substantial number of important separately issued maps, particularly reflecting continuing discoveries and political events in the Americas.