Grundriss von dem Fort und der Stadt auf dem Vorgebirge der Guten Hoffnung

Jacques Nicolas Bellin (*1703 - 1772)
Antique map of Cape Town, South Africa. Printed in Leipzig by Arkstee & Merkus in 1749.

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Engraved map of Cape Town in South Africa by Nicolas Bellin. From the German edition of Prévost's "L'Histoire Générale des Voyages" by J. J. Schwabe in Leipzig.

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CartographerJacques Nicolas Bellin
TitleGrundriss von dem Fort und der Stadt auf dem Vorgebirge der Guten Hoffnung
Publisher, YearArkstee & Merkus, Leipzig, 1749
Plate Size21.3 x 26.6 cm (8.4 x 10.5 inches)
Sheet Size24.9 x 30.0 cm (9.8 x 11.8 inches)

Condition

Small tear in upper margin, lower centrefold backed. Fine 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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Jacques Nicolas Bellin: Grundriss von dem Fort und der Stadt auf dem Vorgebirge der Guten Hoffnung.
Antique map of Cape Town, South Africa. Printed in Leipzig by Arkstee & Merkus in 1749.

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