Coloured map of Kamchatka Peninsula. Printed in Paris in the year 1759.

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Large engraved map of the Kamchatka peninsula by Nicolas Bellin. One of the best and most detailed maps of Kamchatka from mid 18th century. Below a title cartouche.


CartographerJacques Nicolas Bellin
TitleCarte Du Kamtchatka
Publisher, YearParis, 1759
Plate Size50.5 x 29.5 cm (19.9 x 11.6 inches)
Sheet Size57.0 x 33.5 cm (22.4 x 13.2 inches)


Description of the history of discovery on the verso with ballpoint pen and a library stamp. Very good condition.


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: Carte Du Kamtchatka.
Coloured map of Kamchatka Peninsula. Printed in Paris in the year 1759.

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