CARTE DE LA CAROLINA ET GEORGIE

£160

Attractive map covering the area of modern day North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia, and parts of Virginia and eastern Tennessee, extending from just north of the Albemarle Sound south to Jekyll Island in Georgia and inland as far as the Appalachians and beyond. Important early cities and towns are depicted, including Savannah, Georgetown, Charles Town, Augusta, Edenton, etc.

Excellent hand colour

Very good condition

code : M4624

Cartographer : Jacques-Nicolas BELLIN

Date : 1757 Paris

Size : 19*28 cms

availability : Available

Price : £160

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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.