Grundriss der Insel und Stadt Quiloa

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

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Description

Nice map of Kilwa Kisiwani in Tanzania by Nicolas Bellin. Two city plans on one sheet. From the German edition of Prévost's "L'Histoire Générale des Voyages" by J. J. Schwabe in Leipzig.

Details

CartographerJacques Nicolas Bellin
TitleGrundriss der Insel und Stadt Quiloa
Publisher, YearArkstee & Merkus, Leipzig, 1749
Plate Size22.0 x 15.0 cm (8.7 x 5.9 inches)
Sheet Size24.8 x 18.3 cm (9.8 x 7.2 inches)

Condition

Minor browning in margin. Excellent 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 Kilwa Kisiwani, Tanzania. Printed in Leipzig by Arkstee & Merkus in 1749.

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