CARTE DE L'ISLE DE LA GRENADE

£75

A fine and very appealing map of Grenada in the Caribbean, showing topography, political divisions and dozens of place names. A large scroll title cartouche at the top also enhances the visual quality of the map.Later hand colour.Good condition.

code : M134

Cartographer : Jacques-Nicolas BELLIN

Date : 1758

Size : 21.5*15.5cms

availability : Available

Price : £75

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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.