CARTE DE GROENLAND DRESSEE ET GRAVEE PAR LAURENT
Carte de Groenland Dressee et Gravee par Laurent.
Copper engraved chart that shows a distorted Iceland, southern Greenland and the Davis Straits. There is a small hint of the northern coast of the fictitious Frisland. Title is in a block cartouche with ruled lines. Published in Bellin's notable atlas.
On thick hand laid paper with huge margins, fine impression .
Excellent hand colour.
Very good condition.
code : M4727
Cartographer : Jacques-Nicolas BELLIN
Date : 1770 Paris
Size : 19*25.5 cms
availability : Available
Price : £120
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.