Eyland Madagascar sonst Insel St Laurentius

Jacques Nicolas Bellin (*1703 - 1772)
Antique map of Madagascar. Printed in Leipzig by Arkstee & Merkus in 1749.

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Description

Engraved map of the Island of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean by Nicolas Bellin. From the German edition of Prévost's "L'Histoire Générale des Voyages" by J. J. Schwabe in Leipzig.

Details

CartographerJacques Nicolas Bellin
TitleEyland Madagascar sonst Insel St Laurentius
Publisher, YearArkstee & Merkus, Leipzig, 1749
Plate Size29.1 x 23.1 cm (11.5 x 9.1 inches)
Sheet Size33.2 x 25.5 cm (13.1 x 10.0 inches)

Condition

Minor browning in margin. Small tear in left margin backed. Good condition.

Cartographer

Jacques Nicolas Bellin was born 1703 in Paris. He worked over fifty years for the Dépot des Cartes et Plans de la Marine. He was appointed Ingénieur hydrographe de la Marine in 1741. Later he became Hydrographe du Roi and a member of the Royal Society in London. He died 1772 in Versailles.

Main publications:
- Maps for Prévost's L'Histoire Générale des Voyages, 1747-61.
- Atlas Maritime. 1751. - Neptune Francois. 1753.
- Hydrographie Francoise. 1756.
- Petit Atlas Maritime. 1764.

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Antique map of Madagascar. Printed in Leipzig by Arkstee & Merkus in 1749.

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