Karte von dem Eylande Caylan

Jacques Nicolas Bellin (*1703 - 1772)
Antique map of Sri Lanka, Ceylon. Printed in Leipzig by Arkstee und Merkus in 1760.

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Description

Engraved map of Sri Lanka, former Ceylon by Nicolas Bellin. A verx detailed plan of the island. From the German edition of Prévost's "L'Histoire Générale des Voyages" by J. J. Schwabe in Leipzig.

Details

CartographerJacques Nicolas Bellin
TitleKarte von dem Eylande Caylan
Publisher, YearArkstee und Merkus, Leipzig, 1760
Plate Size35.5 x 24.3 cm (14.0 x 9.6 inches)
Sheet Size29.7 x 27.4 cm (11.7 x 10.8 inches)

Condition

Vertical and horizontal fold. Very 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 Sri Lanka, Ceylon. Printed in Leipzig by Arkstee und Merkus in 1760.

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