CARTE DE LA COSTE D ARABIE MER ROUGE ET GOLFE DE PERSE

£145

This is a French version and atttactive map printed before the Bellin Atlases for Abbe Prevost's collection of voyages and travels.

This map is more elaborately decorated with a flourishing title cartouche and a compass rose.

Good hand colour.

Very good condition

code : M3526

Cartographer : Jacques-Nicolas BELLIN

Date : 1740 Paris

Size : 22* 25.5 cms

availability : Sold

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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.