1763 Bellin - Carte de l’'Amerique et des Mers Voisines

Lovely 1763 Bellin map of the Western Hemisphere

Title:

Carte de l’'Amerique et des Mers Voisines

Map maker:

Jacques Nicolas Bellin, Le Petit Atlas Maritime

Place and Year:

Paris, 1763/4

Dimensions:

50.2 x 31.1 cm (19.75 x 12.25 in)

Technique:

Copperplate engraving with green tinting

Coloring:

Original outline color

Condition Rating:

VG+

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DETAILS

Map of the Western Hemisphere from Cape Horn to Baffin Bay with an attractive rococo-style cartouche and compass rose. The publisher has included several notations concerning important geographical mysteries of the day, including the Mer de l'Ouest (Sea of the West) and the existence of a northwest passage.

CONDITION NOTES

Very good.

IDENTIFIER

NL-00205

REFERENCES

Tooley, Mapping America, p. 208-9.

Rumsey 6903.000.

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