Jacques Nicholas Bellin (1703 - 1772)

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A French hydrographer, geographer, and member of the French intellectual group called the philosophes.
Bellin was born in Paris. He was hydrographer of France's hydrographic office, member of the Académie de Marine and of the Royal Society of London. Over a 50-year career, he produced a large number of maps of particular interest to the Ministère de la Marine. His maps of Canada and of French territories in North America (New France, Acadia, Louisiana) are particularly valuable. He died at Versailles.
In 1721, at age 18, he was appointed hydrographer (chief cartographer) to the French Navy. In August 1741, he became the first Ingénieur de la Marine of the Depot des cartes et plans de la Marine (the French Hydrographical Office) and was named Official Hydrographer of the French King.

During his reign the Depot came out with prodigious amount of charts and maps among which was a large folio format sea-charts of France, the Neptune Francois. He also produced a number of sea-atlases of the world, e.g., the Atlas Maritime and the Hydrographie Francaise. These gained fame, distinction and respect all over Europe and were republished throughout the 18th and even in the succeeding century.
Bellin also came out with smaller format maps such as the 1764 Petit Atlas Maritime (5 vols.) containing 580 finely detailed charts.

Bellin set a very high standard of workmanship and accuracy thus gaining for France a leading role in European cartography and geography. Many of his maps were copied by other mapmakers of Europe
He was one of the Encyclopédistes, a group of 18th century intellectuals in France who compiled the 35-volume Encyclopédie which was edited by Denis Diderot and Jean le Rond d'Alembert. Bellin contributed 994 articles.

The Encyclopédistes, were part of the group called philosophes among whose members were the great minds of the Age of Enlightenment, e.g., Montesquieu, Voltaire, Rousseau, Baron d'Holbach.

Bellin contributed a number of maps to 15-vol. Histoire Generale des Voyages of Antoine François Prévost or simply known l'Abbe Prevost. One of these maps led to a geographical blunder whose impact reverberates to this day. This was the map of the Philippines which Bellin copied from a world-famous chart produced in 1734 by the Spanish missionary to the Philippines, Fr. Pedro Murillo Velarde.

Unlike many other European mapmakers of the time who outright appropriated Murillo's map, Bellin had the intellectual integrity to fully credit Murillo as his source, an open acknowledgement shown in the title cartouche of Bellin's map which came out the same year as the original work by Murillo.

Shown in Bellin's map was an island named "Limasava", a word invented in 1667 by Spanish friar, Fr. Francisco Combés, S.J., to refer to the way station of the Armada de Molucca under the command of the Portuguese captain-general Fernao de Magalhaes during its navigation in Philippine waters. Combés, who had not read a single eyewitness account of the Magellan expedition relied on two sources, the hopelessly garbled Italian translation of the Antonio Pigafetta account by Giovanni Battista Ramusio and the secondhand account by Antonio de Herrera y Tordesillas. Ramusio wrote the fleet anchored in March–April 1521 in Butuan in Mindanao, and from there sailed for Cebu with a brief stopover at "Messana". In the authentic Pigafetta account, the port was an isle named Mazzaua while the stopover isle was named Gatighan. Antonio de Herrera y Tordesillas gave a faithful narration of the Mazzaua anchorage.

Combés disregarded de Herrera's version and adopted Ramusio's. He wrote that Magellan's fleet had anchored at Butuan and from their sailed for Cebu making a stop at a way station he named Limasaua.

Five years earlier than Combés, Fr. Francisco Colín wrote the Armada moored at Butuan from March–April 1521 where Magellan and his men together with the natives celebrated an Easter Sunday mass on 31 March 1521. From Butuan the fleet sailed for Cebu making a brief stop at a way station he called "Dimasaua", an invented word meaning "this is not the Mazagua of Antonio de Herrera where supposedly an Easter Sunday mass was held which I already said happened in Butuan."

This episode was projected in the 1734 map made by Murillo who used Combés name, "Limassava" not "Dimasaua" which map Bellin copied

In 1789, Augustinian Carlo Amoretti, Italian Encyclopedist and librarian of Biblioteca Ambrosiana in Milan, discovered the authentic Italian manuscript of Antonio Pigafetta among the scattered holdings of the library. Here it came out that the port of March–April 1521 was not Butuan but Mazaua. Amoretti, who himself had not read any of five eyewitness reports of the incident including two French versions of Pigafetta's account, asserted in a footnote that Mazaua was probably the isle named Limasava in Bellin's map, thus interchanging the real port of Mazaua with the way station Gatighan.
Largely with the appearance of the eyewitness account of Ginés de Mafra, the only seaman in Magellan's fleet to return to Mazaua, whose testimony reveals a concrete, measurable description of Mazaua, the skein starting from the garbled version of Pigafetta by Ramusio to the mishandling by Combés to Bellin and finally to Amoretti has been unraveled: Pigafetta's Gatighan is Bellin's Limasava.

Published Works:

  • Hydrographie française (1753)
  • Carte de l'Amérique septentrionale (Map of Northern America) (1755)
  • Le petit Atlas François. Recueil de Cartes et Plans des quatre parties du Monde (1758)
  • Petit Atlas Maritime (1764)
  • Nouvelle méthode pour apprendre la géographie (1769) 

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1738 Bellin Antique Coastal Map of NW Africa - Gambia to Morocco, Gibraltar

1738 Bellin Antique Coastal Map of NW Africa - Gambia to Morocco, Gibraltar

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This beautifully hand coloured original antique map of the North West coast of Africa from Gambia to Morocco & Gibraltar was engraved in 1738 - dated in title cartouche - by Jacques Nicolas Bellin for the 1756 French edition of Antoine-François Prevosts L`Histoire Generale des Voyages printed in 20 volumes by Pierre de Hondt, The Hague between 1747 & 1785. (Ref: Tooley; M&B)

General Condition:
Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stable
Paper color: - off white
Age of map color: - Early 
Colors used: - Red, green, yellow 
General color appearance: - Authentic 
Paper size: - 12in x 9 1/2in (305mm x 240mm)
Plate size: - 10in x 8in (255mm x 205mm)
Margins: - Min 1/2in (12mm)

Imperfections:
Margins: - None
Plate area: - Folds as issued
Verso: - None

$75.00 USD
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1739 Bellin Antique Coastal Map of Western Africa Sierra Leone to Angola

1739 Bellin Antique Coastal Map of Western Africa Sierra Leone to Angola

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This beautifully hand coloured original antique map of the West Coast of Africa from Sierra Leone to Angola was engraved in 1739 - dated in title cartouche - by Jacques Nicolas Bellin for the 1756 French edition of Antoine-François Prevosts L`Histoire Generale des Voyages printed in 20 volumes by Pierre de Hondt, The Hague between 1747 & 1785. (Ref: Tooley; M&B)

General Condition:
Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stable
Paper color: - off white
Age of map color: - Early 
Colors used: - Red, green, yellow 
General color appearance: - Authentic 
Paper size: - 11 1/2in x 10in (290mm x 255mm)
Plate size: - 10in x 8in (255mm x 205mm)
Margins: - Min 1/2in (12mm)

Imperfections:
Margins: - None
Plate area: - Folds as issued
Verso: - None

$99.00 USD
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1739 Bellin Antique Map of The SE Coast of Africa, Angola to The Cape

1739 Bellin Antique Map of The SE Coast of Africa, Angola to The Cape

  • Title: Carte Occidentale D Afrique...1739
  • Date: 1739
  • Condition : (A+) Fine Condition
  • Ref: 92507
  • Size: 11 1/2in x 11in (295mm x 280mm)

Description: 

This beautiful hand coloured original antique map of central and south eastern coastline of Africa - from the Cape to Northern Angola was engraved in 1739 - the date is engraved in the title by Jacques Nicolas Bellin for Antoine-François Prevosts 20 volume edition of L`Histoire Generale des Voyages published by Pierre de Hondt, The Hague between 1747 & 1785. (Ref: Tooley; M&B)

General Description:
Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stable
Paper color: - off white
Age of map color: - Early 
Colors used: - Red, green, yellow 
General color appearance: - Authentic 
Paper size: - 11 1/2in x 11in (295mm x 280mm)
Plate size: - 11in x 9in (280mm x 250mm)
Margins: - Min 1/2in (12mm)

Imperfections:
Margins: - None
Plate area: - Folds as issued
Verso: - None

$125.00 USD
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1739 Bellin Antique map of West Africa - Senegal to Cameroon

1739 Bellin Antique map of West Africa - Senegal to Cameroon

  • Title  : Carte De La Coste Occidentale D Afrique..Comte De Maurepas en 1739
  • Date  : 1739
  • Condition: (A+) Fine Condition
  • Ref # : 92510
  • Size  : 14in x 9 1/2in (355mm x 245mm)   

Description:

This beautifully hand coloured original antique map of the West Coast of Africa - from Senegal to Cameroon - was engraved in 1739 - dated in title cartouche - and was published in 1747 by Jacques Nicolas Bellin for Antoine-François Prevosts 20 volume edition of L`Histoire Generale des Voyages published by Pierre de Hondt, The Hague between 1747 & 1785. (Ref: Tooley; M&B)

General Description:
Paper thickness and quality: - Light and stable
Paper color: - off white
Age of map color: - Early
Colors used: - Yellow, red, blue, green
General color appearance: - Authentic  
Paper size: - 14in x 9 1/2in (355mm x 245mm)  
Plate size: - 10 1/2in x 8in (265mm x 205mm)  
Margins: - Min 1in (25mm)

Imperfections:
Margins: - None
Plate area: - None
Verso: - None

$125.00 USD
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1740 Bellin Antique Coastal Map of South East Africa - South Africa to Zanzibar

1740 Bellin Antique Coastal Map of South East Africa - South Africa to Zanzibar

Description:
This beautifully hand coloured original antique map of the South and Eastern Coast of Africa from South Africa to Zanzibar was engraved in 1740 - dated in title cartouche - by Jacques Nicolas Bellin for the 1756 French edition of Antoine-François Prevosts L`Histoire Generale des Voyages printed in 20 volumes by Pierre de Hondt, The Hague between 1747 & 1785. (Ref: Tooley; M&B)

General Condition:
Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stable
Paper color: - off white
Age of map color: - Early 
Colors used: - Red, green, yellow 
General color appearance: - Authentic 
Paper size: - 12in x 9 1/2in (305mm x 240mm)
Plate size: - 10in x 8in (255mm x 205mm)
Margins: - Min 1/2in (12mm)

Imperfections:
Margins: - None
Plate area: - Folds as issued
Verso: - None

$99.00 USD
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1740 Bellin Antique Coastal Map of South East Africa - South Africa to Zanzibar

1740 Bellin Antique Coastal Map of South East Africa - South Africa to Zanzibar

Description:
This beautifully hand coloured original antique map of the South and Eastern Coast of Africa from South Africa to Zanzibar was engraved in 1740 - dated in title cartouche - by Jacques Nicolas Bellin for the 1756 French edition of Antoine-François Prevosts L`Histoire Generale des Voyages printed in 20 volumes by Pierre de Hondt, The Hague between 1747 & 1785. (Ref: Tooley; M&B)

General Condition:
Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stable
Paper color: - off white
Age of map color: - Early 
Colors used: - Red, green, yellow 
General color appearance: - Authentic 
Paper size: - 12in x 9 1/2in (305mm x 240mm)
Plate size: - 10in x 8in (255mm x 205mm)
Margins: - Min 1/2in (12mm)

Imperfections:
Margins: - None
Plate area: - Folds as issued
Verso: - None

$99.00 USD
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1744 Bellin Antique Map of Hudsons Bay, Canada

1744 Bellin Antique Map of Hudsons Bay, Canada

Description:
This fine original antique map of Hudsons Bay, Canada, was engraved by Bellin in 1744 - the date is engraved in the title cartouche - for the German edition of Antoine-François Prevosts monumentus 20 volume edition of "L`Histoire Generale des Voyages" first published by Pierre de Hondt, The Hague in 1758.

This is a finely engraved and detailed map with a heavy and deep impression on strong clean paper. (Ref: Tooley; M&B)

General Description:
Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stable
Paper color: - off white
Age of map color: - 
Colors used: - 
General color appearance: - 
Paper size: - 14in x 9 1/2in (355mm x 240mm)
Plate size: - 12in x 9in (305mm x 230mm)
Margins: - Min 1/2in (12mm)

Imperfections:
Margins: - None
Plate area: - None
Verso: - None

$275.00 USD
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1744 Bellin Large Antique Map of The Colonial United States

1744 Bellin Large Antique Map of The Colonial United States

  • Title  : Carte De La Louisiane Cours Du Mississipi Pais Voisins......Par N Bellin...1744
  • Date : 1744
  • Condition: (A) Very Good Condition
  • Ref #: 42016
  • Size: 23 1/4in x 17 1/4in (590mm x 440mm) 

Description:
This large beautifully engraved, hand coloured original antique map of the colonial United States, North America west to the mainly French possessions of Louisiana and further again to the Spanish possessions in Texas and New Mexico - after Claude Delisle - was engraved in 1744 - the date is engraved in the title - by Jacques Nicolas Bellin and was published in Pierre François Xavier de Charlevoix's "Histoire et description generale de la Nouvelle France"

Background:
An important and influential 1744 map of the settled portions of North America by the French cartographer Jacques-Nicholas Bellin. Centered on the Mississippi Valley, Bellin's map covers from the Riviere de Nord (Rio Grande) eastward to the Atlantic seaboard and from Lake Huron to the Gulf of Mexico and south Florida. Though one of Bellin's earliest works on North America, this map is often overlooked and underestimated by collectors and scholars alike, possibly due to its similarity to Guillaume De L'Isle's map of 1718, on which this is clearly based. Even so, Bellin offers a wealth of new material throughout marking this map as a unique and meticulously researched production. Changes include updates to the sites of various fortifications and villages, a sophisticated remapping of southern Florida, corrections in the Great Lakes, multiple corrections to the course of the Ohio and Wabash Rivers, and the inclusion of a speculative mountain range in Michigan. Bellin follows De L'Isle in extending the Riviere du Nord (Rio Grande) nearly to the Missouri, which flows tantalizingly from the map's northwestern corner - suggesting thereby the possibility that it may lead either to the Pacific or a speculative Sea of the West. The route of explorer / conquistador Hernando de Soto through what would become Texas is also clearly noted.

Like the De L'Isle map before it, Bellin's map is a profoundly French production indicative of both the sophistication of 18th century French cartography and influence of French political ideologies on mapmaking. The map's largest text block reads 'La Louisiane' and fills the center of the map, clearly defining the map's focus. French territory extends as far east as the Appellation Mountains, relegating the British colonies to relatively meager Atlantic coastal holdings. On the opposite side of the continent French dominion extends as far as the Riviere du Nord (Rio Grande), including all of Texas and parts of modern day New Mexico - claims associated with La Salle's explorations and colonization of the Gulf Coast in 1685 (these claims, incidentally, led to 19th century U.S. Claims on Texas associated with the Louisiana's Purchase). Detailed identification of hundreds of American Indian nations and settlements throughout the territory, mostly along known river courses, further illustrate France's paternal and comparatively peaceable approach to New World Indian relations, commerce, and colonization. The contrast is partially noteworthy with regard to the English territories to the East of the Appellation Mountains where few American Indian settlements are noted.
Just 10 years after Bellin drew this map these and other tensions would eventually devolve into the 1754-1763 French and Indian War. Bellin prepared this map to illustrate Pierre François Xavier de Charlevoix's Histoire et description generale de la Nouvelle France, however most of its major updates are based upon the manuscripts compiled by Gaspard-Joseph Chaussegros de Lery, a French Canadian military engineer active throughout French America in the early 18th century. Charlevoix himself was a Jesuit missionary and traveller commissioned by the French Crown and the Duke of Orleans to reconnoiter French holdings in the Americas. The French had just lost control of the Hudson Bay and were actively in search of a profitable route to the Pacific, which many believed lay in the network of rivers and lakes to the west of the Great Lakes. Charlevoix thus had the secondary commission to 'inquire about the Western Sea, but [to] still give the impression of being no more than a traveler or missionary.
Charlevoix's history and this map in particular thus proved exceptionally influential as one of the most comprehensive works on North America predating the French and Indian War. Copies of the Histoire et description generale were to be found in the libraries of many 18th century luminaries, including Voltaire, Franklin, and Jefferson. Jefferson in particular admired Charlevoix work, calling it 'a particularly useful species of reading' and no doubt influenced his decision to pursue the historic 1802 Louisiana Purchase, possibly the most significant event in the post-colonial history of North America. (Ref: Tooley; M&B)

General Description:
Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stable
Paper color: - white
Age of map color: - Early
Colors used: - Green, yellow, red
General color appearance: - Authentic
Paper size: - 23 1/4in x 17 1/4in (590mm x 440mm)
Plate size: - 22 1/4in x 15 3/4in (565mm x 400mm)
Margins: - min. 1/4in (8mm)

Imperfections:
Margins: - None
Plate area: - Folds as issued. Professional restoration along centre horizontal fold.
Verso: - Restoration as noted

$900.00 USD
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1747 Bellin Antique Large Map Plan of Taiyuan in the Province of Shanxi, China

1747 Bellin Antique Large Map Plan of Taiyuan in the Province of Shanxi, China

  • Title: Villes De La Province De Chensi (Si-ngan-fu Capitale / Tchouang Lan ou Chwang lan)
  • Date: 1747
  • Condition : (A+) Fine Condition
  • Ref: 34169
  • Size: 15in x 10in (380mm x 255mm) 

Description: 

This large beautifully engraved hand coloured original antique maps of the two local town plans in the province of Shanxi, China - including the capital of Taiyuan by Jacques Nicolas Bellin for Antoine-François Prevosts 20 volume edition of L`Histoire Generale des Voyages published by Pierre de Hondt, The Hague between 1747 & 1785. (Ref: Tooley; M&B)

 General Description:
Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stable
Paper color: - off white
Age of map color: - Early 
Colors used: - Yellow, blue, green, red
General color appearance: -  Authentic
Paper size: - 15in x 10in (380mm x 255mm)
Plate size: - 11in x 9in (280mm x 230mm)
Margins: - Min 1/2in (12mm)

Imperfections:
Margins: - None
Plate area: - Folds as issued
Verso: - None

$175.00 USD
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1747 Bellin Antique Map of the Benguela province of Angola, Africa

1747 Bellin Antique Map of the Benguela province of Angola, Africa

  • Title: Carte de la Rade de Benguella et Riviere de Cantonbelle
  • Date: 1747
  • Condition : (A+) Fine Condition
  • Ref: 25550
  • Size: 11 1/2in x 11in (295mm x 280mm)

Description: 

This finely engraved hand coloured original antique map of the Benguela province of Angola, Africa was published in ca 1747 for Antoine-François Prevost's monumental 20 volume edition of L`Histoire Generale des Voyages published by Pierre de Hondt, The Hague between 1747 & 1780. (Ref: Tooley; M&B)

General Description:
Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stable
Paper color: - off white
Age of map color: - Early 
Colors used: - Red, green, yellow 
General color appearance: - Authentic 
Paper size: - 14in x 10in (355mm x 255mm)
Plate size: - 12in x 9in (305mm x 230mm)
Margins: - Min 1in (25mm)

Imperfections:
Margins: - None
Plate area: - None
Verso: - None

$149.00 USD
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1747 Bellin Antique Map of The Empire of Mutapa or Monomotapa SE Africa Zimbabwe

1747 Bellin Antique Map of The Empire of Mutapa or Monomotapa SE Africa Zimbabwe

  • Title: Empire Du Monomotapa et Etats Voisins....
  • Date: 1747
  • Condition : (A+) Fine Condition
  • Ref: 60914
  • Size: 13 1/2in x 10in (345mm x 255mm)

Description: 

This beautiful hand coloured original antique map of the ancient East African country of Mutapa or Monomotapa  - stretching from Zimbabwe, South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland, Mozambique and parts of Namibia and Botswana - by Jacques Nicolas Bellin was published for Antoine-François Prevosts 20 volume edition of L`Histoire Generale des Voyages published by Pierre de Hondt, The Hague between 1747 & 1785.

The Kingdom of Mutapa - sometimes referred to as the Mutapa Empire or more commonly and modern Monomotapa was a Shona kingdom which stretched from the Zambezi through the Limpopo rivers to the Indian Ocean in southern Africa, in what are the modern states of Zimbabwe, South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland, Mozambique and parts of Namibia and Botswana; stretching well into modern Zambia. Its founders are descendants of the builders who constructed Great Zimbabwe. (Ref: Tooley; M&B)

General Description: Paper thickness and quality: - Light and stable
Paper color: - off white
Age of map color: - Early 
Colors used: - Red, green, yellow 
General color appearance: - Authentic 
Paper size: - 13 1/2in x 10in (345mm x 255mm)
Plate size: - 11n x 9in (280mm x 250mm)
Margins: - Min 1/2in (12mm)

Imperfections: Margins: - None
Plate area: - Folds as issued
Verso: - None

Condition : (A+) Fine Condition

$125.00 USD
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1747 Bellin Antique Map of the Falkland Maldives Islands Argentina South America

1747 Bellin Antique Map of the Falkland Maldives Islands Argentina South America

  • Title: Carte de Maidenland ou de la Virginie de Hawkins...Richard Hawkins 1574...Cap Jean Strong...1689
  • Date: 1747
  • Condition : (A+) Fine Condition
  • Ref: 35488
  • Size: 14in x 10in (360mm x 255mm)

Description: 

This beautifully engraved original antique map of the Falkland Islands in the South Atlantic off the coast of Argentina was engraved by Jacques Nicolas and published by Jacques Nicolas Bellin for Antoine-François Prevosts 20 volume edition of L`Histoire Generale des Voyages published by Pierre de Hondt, The Hague in 1747. The map is dedicated to two English explorers Richard Hawkins and John Strong who explored the island in 1574 & 1689 respectively. Also shown is the rotes taken whilst exploring the islands.

An archipelago in the region of the Falkland Islands appeared on Portuguese maps from the early 16th century. Researchers Pepper and Pascoe cite the possibility that an unknown Portuguese expedition may have sighted the islands, based on the existence of a French copy of a Portuguese map from 1516. Maps from this period show islands known as the Sanson islands in a position that could be interpreted as the Falklands. Sightings of the islands are attributed to Ferdinand Magellan or Estêvão Gomes of the San Antonio, one of the captains in the expedition, as the Falklands fit the description of those visited to gather supplies. The account given by Pigafetta the Chronicler of Magellan's voyage contradicts attribution to either Gomes or Magellan, since it describes the position of islands close to the Patagonia coast, with the expedition following the mainland coast and the islands visited between a latitude of 49° and 51°S and also refers to meeting "giants" (described as Sansón or Samsons in the chronicle) who are believed to be the Tehuelche Indians.[6] Although acknowledging that Pigafetta's account casts doubt upon the claim, the Argentine historian Laurio H. Destefani asserts it probable that a ship from the Magellan expedition discovered the islands citing the difficulty in measuring longitude accurately, which means that islands described as close to the coast could be further away. Destefani dismisses attribution to Gomes since the course taken by him on his return would not have taken the ships near the Falklands. Destefani also attributes an early visit to the Falklands by an unknown Spanish ship, although Destefani's firm conclusions are contradicted by authors who conclude the sightings refer to the Beagle Channel. When English explorer John Davis, commander of the Desire, one of the ships belonging to Thomas Cavendish's second expedition to the New World, separated from Cavendish off the coast of what is now southern Argentina, he decided to make for the Strait of Magellan in order to find Cavendish. On 9 August 1592 a severe storm battered his ship, and Davis drifted under bare masts, taking refuge "among certain Isles never before discovered". Davis did not provide the latitude of these islands, indicating they were 50 leagues away from the Patagonian coast (they are actually 75 leagues away) Positional errors due to the Longitude problem continued to be a problem till the late 19th Century, when accurate chronometers were first produced, although Destefani asserts the error here to be "unusually large". In 1594, they may have been visited by English commander Richard Hawkins, who, combining his own name with that of Queen Elizabeth I, the "Virgin Queen", gave a group of islands the name of "Hawkins' Maidenland". However, the latitude given was off by at least 3 degrees and the description of the shore (including the sighting of bonfires) casts doubts on his discovery. Errors in the latitude measured can be attributed to a simple mistake reading a cross staff divided into minutes meaning the latitude measured could be 50° 48'. The description of bonfires can also be attributed to peat fires caused by lightning, which is not uncommon in the outer islands of the Falklands in February. In 1925, Conor O'Brian analysed the voyage of Hawkins and concluded that the only land he could have sighted was Steeple Jason Island. The British historian Mary Cawkell also points out that criticism of the account of Hawkins discovery should be tempered by the fact it was written 9 years after the event; Hawkins was captured by the Spanish and spent 8 years in prison. On January 24, 1600, the Dutchman Sebald de Weert visited the Jason Islands and called them the Sebald Islands (in Spanish, "Islas Sebaldinas" or "Sebaldes"). This name remained in use for the entire Falkland Islands for a long time; William Dampier used the name Sibbel de Wards in his reports of his visits in 1684 and 1703, while James Cook still referred to the Sebaldine Islands in the 1770s. The latitude that De Weert provided (50° 40') was close enough as to be considered, for the first time beyond doubt, the Falkland Islands.

English Captain John Strong, commander of the Welfare, sailed between the two principal islands in 1690 and called the passage "Falkland Channel" (now Falkland Sound), after Anthony Cary, 5th Viscount Falkland (1656–1694), who as Commissioner of the Admiralty had financed the expedition and later became First Lord of the Admiralty. From this body of water the island group later took its collective name. (Ref: Tooley; M&B)

General Description: Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stable
Paper color: - white
Age of map color: - 
Colors used: - 
General color appearance: - 
Paper size: - 14in x 10in (360mm x 255mm)
Plate size: - 12 1/2in x 9 1/2in (320mm x 245mm)
Margins: - min. 1in (25mm) 

Imperfections: Margins: - None
Plate area: - Folds as issued
Verso: - None

Condition : (A+) Fine Condition

$175.00 USD
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1747 Bellin Antique Map of The Island & Bay of Arguin, Mauritania, West Africa

1747 Bellin Antique Map of The Island & Bay of Arguin, Mauritania, West Africa

  • Title: Plan De La Baye Et Isle D'Arguim
  • Date: 1747
  • Condition : (A+) Fine Condition
  • Ref: 25793
  • Size: 11 1/2in x 11in (295mm x 280mm)

Description: 

This beautiful hand coloured original antique map of Arguin an island off the western coast of Mauritania in the Bay of Arguin, West Africa by Jacques Nicolas Bellin was published for Antoine-François Prevosts 20 volume edition of L`Histoire Generale des Voyages published by Pierre de Hondt, The Hague between 1747 & 1785. (Ref: Tooley; M&B)

General Description:
Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stable
Paper color: - off white
Age of map color: - Early 
Colors used: - Red, green, yellow 
General color appearance: - Authentic 
Paper size: - 10in x 7in (255mm x 180mm)
Plate size: - 9in x 6 1/2in (250mm x 165mm)
Margins: - Min 1/2in (12mm)

Imperfections:
Margins: - None
Plate area: - None
Verso: - None

$100.00 USD
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1747 Bellin Antique Map of the Island of Sulawesi, formerly Celebes, Indonesia

1747 Bellin Antique Map of the Island of Sulawesi, formerly Celebes, Indonesia

  • Title: Carte De L'Isle Celebes ou Macassar...S Bellin
  • Date: 1747
  • Condition : (A+) Fine Condition
  • Ref: 60919
  • Size: 11 1/2in x 11in (295mm x 280mm)

Description: 

This beautifully engraved hand coloured original antique map of the Indonesian Island of Sulawesi, formerly known as Celebes, was published in 1747 by Jacques Nicolas Bellin for Antoine-François Prevosts 20 volume edition of L`Histoire Generale des Voyages published by Pierre de Hondt, The Hague between 1747 & 1785. (Ref: Tooley; M&B)

General Description:
Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stable
Paper color: - off white
Age of map color: - Early 
Colors used: - Red, green, yellow 
General color appearance: - Authentic 
Paper size: - 9 1/2in x 7in (240mm x 180mm)
Plate size: - 8 1/2in x 6 1/2in (215mm x 165mm)  
Margins: - Min 1/4in (4mm)

Imperfections:
Margins: - None
Plate area: - None
Verso: - None

$125.00 USD
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1747 Bellin Antique Map Plan Cape Coast Castle in Ghana West Africa - Slavery

1747 Bellin Antique Map Plan Cape Coast Castle in Ghana West Africa - Slavery

  • Title: Plan Du Fort Anglois et de la Ville du Cap De Corse
  • Date: 1747
  • Condition : (A+) Fine Condition
  • Ref: 25657
  • Size: 11 1/2in x 11in (295mm x 280mm)

Description: 

This beautifully hand coloured original antique map a plan of the Cape Coast Castle - the notorious Slave Castle - situated in the West African country of  Ghana was published in 1747 by Jacques Nicolas Bellin for Antoine-François Prevosts 20 volume edition of L`Histoire Generale des Voyages published by Pierre de Hondt, The Hague between 1747 & 1785.

Background: Cape Coast Castle is one of a number of "slave castles", fortifications in Ghana built by Swedish traders, originally for trade in timber and gold, later used in the trans-Atlantic slave trade. Other Ghanaian slave castles include the Portuguese foundation of Elmina Castle (later Dutch) and Fort Christiansborg. They were used to hold slaves before they were loaded onto ships and traded in the Americas and the Caribbean. This “gate of no return” was the last stop before crossing the great Atlantic Ocean (Ref: Tooley; M&B)

General Description:
Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stable
Paper color: - off white
Age of map color: - Early 
Colors used: - Red, green, yellow 
General color appearance: - Authentic 
Paper size: - 14in x 10in (380mm x 255mm)
Plate size: - 9in x 6 1/2in (230mm x 165mm)
Margins: - Min 1in (25mm)

Imperfections:
Margins: - None
Plate area: - None
Verso: - None

$125.00 USD
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1747 Bellin Antique Print Portugese Fort in Kodungallur, Kerala, SW India

1747 Bellin Antique Print Portugese Fort in Kodungallur, Kerala, SW India

  • Title: Plan De La Forteresse De Cranganor...1709
  • Date: 1747
  • Condition : (A+) Fine Condition
  • Ref: 25741
  • Size: 13in x 10in (330mm x 255mm) 

Description: 

This fine beautifully hand coloured original antique print a plan of the Portuguese fort in the city of Kodungallur in the state of Kerala, SW coast of India was published for Antoine-François Prevosts monumentus 20 volume edition of L`Histoire Generale des Voyages published by Pierre de Hondt, The Hague in 1747-80.

Background:

A detailed depiction of Cranganore, a maritime town of Southern India, on the Malabar coast. Formerly possessed by the Portuguese and after a struggle by the Dutch. Indeed, the plan shows the new fortress after it was rebuilt in 1709. (Ref: Tooley; M&B)

General Description:
Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stable
Paper color: - off white
Age of map color: - Early 
Colors used: - Yellow, blue, green, red
General color appearance: -  Authentic
Paper size: - 13in x 10in (330mm x 255mm)
Plate size: - 12in x 8in (305mm x 220mm)
Margins: - Min 1/2in (12mm)

Imperfections:
Margins: - None
Plate area: - Folds as issued
Verso: - None

Condition : (A+) Fine Condition

$175.00 USD
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1747 Bellin Large Antique Map of The Kamchatka Penninaula , Russia

1747 Bellin Large Antique Map of The Kamchatka Penninaula , Russia

  • Title : Carte Du Kamtschatka Dressee et Gravee par Laurent.
  • Ref #: 60969
  • Size: 23in x 14 1/2in (585mm x 370mm)
  • Date : 1747
  • Condition: (A+) Fine Condition

Description:
This large fine original antique map of the Kamchatka Penninaula, in Eastern Russia was was published by Jacques Nicolas Bellin for Antoine-François Prevosts German edition of L`Histoire Generale des Voyages published by Pierre de Hondt, The Hague between 1747 & 1785. (Ref: Tooley; M&B)

General Condition:
Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stable
Paper color: - off white
Age of map color: -  
Colors used: -   
General color appearance: -  
Paper size: - 23in x 14 1/2in (585mm x 370mm)
Plate size: - 20 1/2in x 12 1/2in (520mm x 320mm)
Margins: - Min 1in (25mm)

Imperfections:
Margins: - None
Plate area: - Folds as issued
Verso: - None

$125.00 USD
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1747 Bellin Map of the Cities Whenzhou & Vusihyen in Zhejiang Province, China

1747 Bellin Map of the Cities Whenzhou & Vusihyen in Zhejiang Province, China

  • Title: Vusihyen; Hou-Tcheou-Fou
  • Date: 1747
  • Condition : (A+) Fine Condition
  • Ref: 01-9784
  • Size: 10in x 8in (255mm x 205mm)

Description: 

This beautifully engraved hand coloured original antique map of the two cities of Whenzhou & Vusihyen in the Zhejiang province of China was published in ca 1750 for Antoine-François Prevost's monumental 20 volume edition of L`Histoire Generale des Voyages published by Pierre de Hondt, The Hague between 1747 & 1780. (Ref: Tooley; M&B)

General Description:
Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stable
Paper color: - off white
Age of map color: - Early 
Colors used: - Green, red, blue 
General color appearance: - Authentic  
Paper size: - 10in x 8in (255mm x 205mm)
Plate size: - 9in x 7in (230mm x 180mm)
Margins: - Min 1/2in (10mm)

Imperfections:
Margins: - None
Plate area: - Folds as issued
Verso: - None

$125.00 USD
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1747 Bellin Prevost Antique Print of a Chinese Temple

1747 Bellin Prevost Antique Print of a Chinese Temple

  • Title: Pagodes ou Statues Du Temple
  • Date: 1747
  • Condition : (A+) Fine Condition
  • Ref: 25935
  • Size: 15in x 10in (385mm x 255mm)

Description: 

This fine original antique print the interior of a Chinese Temple was engraved for Antoine-François Prevosts monumentus 20 volume edition of L`Histoire Generale des Voyages published by Pierre de Hondt, The Hague in 1747-80. (Ref: Tooley; M&B)

General Description:
Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stable
Paper colour: - off white
Age of map colour: - 
Colours used: - 
General colour appearance: -  
Paper size: - 15in x 10in (385mm x 255mm)
Plate size: - 14in x 8 1/2in (355mm x 220mm)
Margins: - Min 1/2in (12mm)

Imperfections:
Margins: - None
Plate area: - Folds as issued
Verso: - None

$75.00 USD
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1748 (1770) Bellin Antique World Map on Mercators Projection

1748 (1770) Bellin Antique World Map on Mercators Projection

  • Title: Essay d' une Carte Reduite Contenant les parties connuees Du Globe Terrestre
  • Date:  1748 (1770)
  • Ref: 35507
  • Condition : (A+) Fine Condition
  • Size: 28 3/4in x 21 1/4in (730mm x 540mm)

Description:
This large beautifully hand coloured original antique World Map - on Mercator's Projection - was engraved in 1748 by Jacques Nicolas Bellin - the date is engraved in the title - updated with Captain James Cooks important discoveries in the South Pacific, New Zealand and along the East Coast of Australia made in 1769-1770.

The map presents the entire world on Mercator Projection based on a Paris (L’Isle de Fer) meridian, exhibiting post-Cook geography throughout, but most specifically in the Pacific and along the northwest coast of America.
North America to the west of the Mississippi is vaguely rendered according to 16th century expeditions into the region by Coronado, La Salle, De Soto, and others.

Bellin identifies the semi-mythical civilizations of Quivira and Teguayo, both associated with legends of the Seven Cities of Gold, in what is modern day Utah, California, and Nevada. Along the western coast the strait discovered by Martin Aguilar is noted. Further north still the River of the West (Fl. de l’Ouest) extends from the west coast to the Lake of the Woods (Lac de Bois) and thence via additional waterways to the Great Lakes and the Atlantic. The River of the West appeared in many 18th century maps of the Americas and is reflective of French hopes for a water route from their colonies in Canada and Louisiana to the Pacific. Still further north the coastline becomes extremely vague, in places vanishing altogether. The Aleutians are vaguely rendered according to various sightings by Vitus Jonassen Bering and Aleksei Chirikov in the 1740s and identified as the “Archipel de Nord”.
In the Pacific, various Polynesian Island groups are noted though many are slightly or significantly misplaced. The Solomon Islands are vastly oversized referencing the early 17th claims of Quiros. The other lands discovered and erroneously mapped by Quiros in 1606 and Davis in 1686 during their search of the great southern continent are also noted. Hawaii, as yet undiscovered, is absent. New Zealand is rendered twice though is accurate in its form and position. Australia, here labeled “Nouvelle Holland”, has part of its southern coastline ghosted in and Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) is attached to the mainland. The southern coast of New Guinea is similarly ghosted in, suggesting its unexplored state. (Ref: Tooley; M&B)


General Description:
Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stable
Paper color: - off white
Age of map color: - Original & later
Colors used: - Yellow, green, red, brown.
General color appearance: - Authentic and fresh
Paper size: - 28 3/4in x 21 1/4in (730mm x 540mm)
Plate size: - 27 1/2n x 20 1/4in (700mm x 515mm)
Margins: - Min ½in (12mm)

Imperfections:
Margins: - None
Plate area: - Folds as issued
Verso: - None

$1,250.00 USD
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1748 J N Bellin Large Antique World Map on Mercators Projection - 1st edition

1748 J N Bellin Large Antique World Map on Mercators Projection - 1st edition

  • TitleEssay d' une Carte Reduite Contenant les parties connuees Du Globe Terrestre
  • Ref #:  50682
  • Size: 27 1/4in x 19 3/4in (690mm x 500mm)
  • Date : 1748
  • Condition: (A+) Fine Condition

Description:
This large beautifully hand coloured original antique 1st edition World Map on Mercators projection by Jacques Nicolas Bellin was engraved in 1748 - dated in the cartouche - and published in 1750.

Background: First edition of Bellin's large four sheet joined, mid-18th century world map, published in Paris. This map pre-dates the major world discoveries of the late 18th century including Bay of the West coast of America, the discovery of the Sandwich Islands, and the Voyages of Capt Cook soon to map the East Coast of Australia & NZ.
This edition is most noteworthy for its marvellous early projection of Australia and New Zealand, each with largely speculative coastlines. Australia is still attached to New Guinea and has several notes of early exploration shown. New Zealand is barely known and with only a portion of its western coastline.
No sign of Antarctica and the NW Coast of America includes the first notes of Russian exploration.
In North America Bellin identifies the semi-mythical civilizations of Quivira and Teguayo, both associated with legends of the Seven Cities of Gold, in what is modern day Utah, California, and Nevada. Along the western coast the strait discovered by Martin Aguilar is noted. Further north still the River of the West (Fl. de l’Ouest) extends from the west coast to the Lake of the Woods (Lac de Bois) and thence via additional waterways to the Great Lakes and the Atlantic. The River of the West appeared in many 18th century maps of the Americas and is reflective of French hopes for a water route from their colonies in Canada and Louisiana to the Pacific. Still further north the coastline becomes extremely vague, in places vanishing altogether. The Aleutians are vaguely rendered according to various sightings by Vitus Jonassen Bering and Aleksei Chirikov in the 1740s and identified as the “Archipel de Nord”.
In the Pacific, various Polynesian Island groups are noted though many are slightly or significantly misplaced. The Solomon Islands are vastly oversized referencing the early 17th claims of Quiros. The other lands discovered and erroneously mapped by Quiros in 1606 and Davis in 1686 during their search of the great southern continent are also noted. Hawaii, as yet undiscovered, is absent. New Zealand is rendered twice though is accurate in its form and position. Australia, here labelled “Nouvelle Holland”, has part of its southern coastline ghosted in and Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) is attached to the mainland. The southern coast of New Guinea is similarly ghosted in, suggesting its unexplored state.
(Ref: Tooley; M&B)

General Description:
Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stable
Paper color: - off white
Age of map color: - Later
Colors used: - Yellow, green, pink
General color appearance: - Authentic and fresh
Paper size: - 27 1/4in x 19 3/4in (690mm x 500mm)
Plate size: - 26 1/2n x 19in (670mm x 490mm)
Margins: - Min ½in (12mm)

Imperfections:
Margins: - Top left margin extended from plate-line
Plate area: - Folds as issued
Verso: - Folds as issued

$1,499.00 USD
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1750 Bellin & Condamine Antique Map The Course of the Amazon River South America

1750 Bellin & Condamine Antique Map The Course of the Amazon River South America

  • TitleCarte Du Cours Du Maragnon ou De La Grande Riviere Des Amazones...1743 et 1744...par M de la Condamine
  • Ref:   50686
  • Size:  15in x 10in (380mm x 255mm)
  • Date : 1750
  • Condition: (A) Very Good Condition

Description: 
This finely engraved original antique map of the course of the Amazon River - according to the discoveries of the French explorer Charles-Marie La Condamine - by Jacques Nicolas Bellin in 1750 was published in Antoine-François Prevost's monumental 20 volume edition of L`Histoire Generale des Voyages published by Pierre de Hondt, The Hague between 1747 & 1780.

Charles-Marie La Condamine (1701 - 1774) was a French mathematician and surveyor who took part in an expedition to South America to measure a degree of latitude. 
La Condamine was born in Paris. He was trained for the military profession, but turned his attention to science and geographical exploration. After taking part in a scientific expedition in the Levant (1731), he became a member with Louis Godin and Pierre Bouguer of the expedition sent to Peru in 1735 to determine the length of a degree of the meridian in the neighborhood of the equator. 
His associations with his principals were unhappy; the expedition was beset by many difficulties, and finally La Condamine separated from the rest and made his way from Quito down the Amazon, ultimately reaching Cayenne. His was the first scientific exploration of the Amazon. He returned to Paris in 1744 and published the results of his measurements and travels with a map of the Amazon in M' de l'Acadme des Sciences, 1745 (English translation 1745-1747). This included the first descriptions by a European of the Casiquiare canal and the curare arrow poison prepared by the Amerindians. 
(Ref: Tooley; M&B)

General Description:
Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stable
Paper color: - off white
Age of map color: -  
Colors used: -  
General color appearance: -  
Paper size: - 15in x 10in (380mm x 255mm)
Plate size: - 15in x 10in (380mm x 255mm)
Margins: - Min 0in (0mm)

Imperfections:
Margins: - Margins cropped to margins
Plate area: - Folds as issued
Verso: - None

$225.00 USD
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1750 Bellin Antique Map City Plans of Nanjing & Zhenzhou Jiangsu Province, China

1750 Bellin Antique Map City Plans of Nanjing & Zhenzhou Jiangsu Province, China

  • Title: Plan De L Enceinte de la Ville De Nan-King ou Kyang-Ning-Fou Capitale de la Province de Kyang-nan; Plan de la Ville De Su-Tcheou-Fou
  • Date: 1750
  • Condition : (A+) Fine Condition
  • Ref: 15844
  • Size: 13 1/2in x 11 1/2in (345mm x 290mm)

Description:

This finely engraved original antique map of the Nanjing & Zhenzhou in the Jiangsu Province of China was published in Antoine-François Prevost's monumental 20 volume edition of L`Histoire Generale des Voyages published by Pierre de Hondt, The Hague between 1747 & 1780. (Ref: Tooley; M&B)

General Description:
Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy & stable
Paper color: - White
Age of map color: -  Early
Colors used: - Yellow, green 
General color appearance: - Authentic
Paper size: - 13 1/2in x 10in (345mm x 255mm)
Plate size: - 11 1/2in x 9in (295mm x 230mm)
Margins: - Min 2in (50mm)

Imperfections:
Margins: - None
Plate area: - None
Verso: - None

$125.00 USD
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1750 Bellin Antique Map of East Coast, Horn of Africa

1750 Bellin Antique Map of East Coast, Horn of Africa

  • Title: Carte de la Coste Orientale D ' Afrique...1740
  • Date: 1750
  • Condition : (A+) Fine Condition
  • Ref: 15987
  • Size: 10in x 10in (255mm x 255mm) 

Description: 

This beautifully hand coloured original antique map of the east coast of Africa from the Horn south to Tanzania by Jacques Nicolas Bellin was engraved in 1740 - the date is in the title - and was published in 1750 for Antoine-François Prevost's monumental 20 volume edition of L`Histoire Generale des Voyages published by Pierre de Hondt, in The Hague between 1747 & 1780. (Ref: Tooley; M&B)

General Description:
Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stable
Paper color: - off white
Age of map color: - Early 
Colors used: - Red, green, yellow 
General color appearance: - Authentic 
Paper size: - 10in x 10in (255mm x 255mm)
Plate size: - 10in x 8in (255mm x 205mm)
Margins: - Min 1/4in (6mm)

Imperfections:
Margins: - None
Plate area: - Folds as issued
Verso: - None

$99.00 USD
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1750 Bellin Antique Print View The City & Port of Samboupo, Macassar, Indonesia

1750 Bellin Antique Print View The City & Port of Samboupo, Macassar, Indonesia

  • Title: Vue de Samboupo
  • Date: 1750
  • Condition : (A+) Fine Condition
  • Ref: 40154
  • Size: 11 1/2in x 11in (295mm x 280mm)

Description: 

This fine beautifully hand coloured original antique print a view of the city and port of Samboupo, located in the Celebes islands, Indonesia, on the island of Macassar was published for Antoine-François Prevosts monumentus 20 volume edition of L`Histoire Generale des Voyages published by Pierre de Hondt, The Hague in 1747-80. (Ref: Tooley; M&B)

General Description:
Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stable
Paper color: - off white
Age of map color: - Early 
Colors used: - Red, green, yellow 
General color appearance: - Authentic 
Paper size: - 14 1/2in x 10in (355mm x 255mm)
Plate size: - 12in x 8 1/2in (305mm x 220mm)
Margins: - Min 1/2in (12mm)

Imperfections:
Margins: - None
Plate area: - None
Verso: - None

$149.00 USD
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1752 Bellin Antique Map of The Islands of Japan

1752 Bellin Antique Map of The Islands of Japan

Description: 
This beautifully hand coloured original antique map of Japan was engraved in 1752 by Jacques Nicolas Bellin - the date is engraved in the title cartouche - and was published in Antoine-François Prevost's monumental 20 volume edition ofL`Histoire Generale des Voyages published by Pierre de Hondt, The Hague between 1747 & 1780.

Background: Beautiful map showing the present day island of Kyushu named Isle de Ximo; the island of Shukoku named I. De Xixoco and the major island of Honshu named Isle de Nipon. The island contours are still speculative but harbors & towns, bays & offshore islands are noted, though their outlines and positions are still speculative and show the lack of accurate surveys brought back to Paris by navigators in the middle 18th century. (Ref: Tooley; M&B)

General Description:
Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stable
Paper color: - off white
Age of map color: - Early  
Colors used: - Pink, green, yellow, red   
General color appearance: - Authentic  
Paper size: - 16in x 10in (405mm x 255mm)
Plate size: - 12 1/2in x 8 1/2in (320mm x 215mm)
Margins: - Min 1/2in (12mm)

Imperfections:
Margins: - None
Plate area: - Folds as issued
Verso: - None

$325.00 USD
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1752 Bellin Antique Map of The Marianas Islands & the Island of Guam

1752 Bellin Antique Map of The Marianas Islands & the Island of Guam

  • Title : Carte De L Archipel de St Lazare ou les Isles Marianes...1752
  • Ref #:  61066
  • Size: 10in x 7 1/2in (255mm x 185mm)
  • Date : 1752
  • Condition: (A+) Fine Condition

Description: 
This beautifully hand coloured originalantique map* of the Marianas Islands with a large inset map of Guam was engraved byJacques Nicolas Bellin in 1752 - the date is engraved in the title cartouche - for the 1756 French/Dutch edition of Antoine-François Prevosts L`Histoire Generale des Voyagespublished in 20 volumes by Pierre de Hondt in The Hague between 1747 & 1785.

The Mariana Islands (also the Marianas) are a crescent-shaped  archipelago comprising the summits of fifteen mostly dormant volcanic mountains in the western North Pacific Ocean, between the 12th and 21st parallels north and along the 145th meridian east. They lie south-southeast of Japan, west-southwest of Hawaii, north of New Guinea and east of the Philippines, demarcating the Philippine Sea's eastern limit. They are found in the northern part of the western Oceanic sub-region of Micronesia, and are politically divided into two jurisdictions of the United States: the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and, at the southern end of the chain, the territory of Guam.
The islands were named after Queen Mariana by Spaniards, who first arrived in the early 16th century and who eventually annexed and colonized the archipelago. The indigenous inhabitants are the Chamoru. Archaeologists in 2013 reported findings which indicated the people who first settled the Marianas arrived there after making what was at that time the longest uninterrupted ocean voyage in human history. They further reported findings which suggested that Tinian is likely to have been the first island in Oceania to have been settled by humans.

Antoine François Prévost d'Exiles  1697 - 1763, usually known simply as the Abbé Prévost, was a French author and novelist. (Ref: Tooley; M&B)

General Description:
Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stable
Paper color: - off white
Age of map color: - Early
Colors used: - Yellow, green, red, brown.
General color appearance: - Authentic and fresh
Paper size: - 10in x 7 1/2in (255mm x 190mm)
Plate size: - 9 1/2n x 7in (240mm x 180mm)
Margins: - Min ½in (12mm)

Imperfections:
Margins: - None
Plate area: - None
Verso: - None

$99.00 USD
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1752 J N Bellin Antique Map of the Philippines - Luzon

1752 J N Bellin Antique Map of the Philippines - Luzon

Description: 
This beautifully hand coloured original antiquemap of the Northern Philippines was engraved in 1752 - dated in title cartouche - by Jacques Nicolas Bellin for the 1756 French/Dutch edition of Antoine-François Prevosts L`Histoire Generale des Voyages printed in 20 volumes by Pierre de Hondt, The Hague between 1747 & 1785. (Ref: Tooley; M&B)

General Condition:
Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stable
Paper color: - off white
Age of map color: - Early 
Colors used: - Red, green, yellow 
General color appearance: - Authentic 
Paper size: - 15in x 10in (380mm x 255mm)
Plate size: - 12 1/2in x 9in (320mm x 230mm)
Margins: - Min 1/2in (12mm)

Imperfections:
Margins: - None
Plate area: - Folds as issued
Verso: - None

$225.00 USD
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1752 J N Bellin Antique Map of the Philippines - Mindinao

1752 J N Bellin Antique Map of the Philippines - Mindinao

Description: 
This beautifully hand coloured original antiquemap of the Southern Philippines was engraved in 1752 - dated in title cartouche - by Jacques Nicolas Bellin for the 1756 French/Dutch edition of Antoine-François Prevosts L`Histoire Generale des Voyages printed in 20 volumes by Pierre de Hondt, The Hague between 1747 & 1785. (Ref: Tooley; M&B)

General Condition:
Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stable
Paper color: - off white
Age of map color: - Early 
Colors used: - Red, green, yellow 
General color appearance: - Authentic 
Paper size: - 15in x 10in (380mm x 255mm)
Plate size: - 12 1/2in x 9in (320mm x 230mm)
Margins: - Min 1/2in (12mm)

Imperfections:
Margins: - None
Plate area: - Folds as issued
Verso: - None

$275.00 USD
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1753 Bellin Antique Map of Australia & New Zealand - Carte Reduite.....Australes

1753 Bellin Antique Map of Australia & New Zealand - Carte Reduite.....Australes

  • Title : Carte Reduite des Terres Australes pour Servir a l'Histoire des Voyages...1753
  • Ref #:  61042
  • Size: 12 1/2in x 9 1/4in (320mm x 230mm)
  • Date : 1753
  • Condition: (A+) Fine Condition

Description: 
This beautifully hand coloured original antique map* of Australia - one of the earliest near complete maps dedicated to the Island Continent - was engraved in 1753 by Jacques Nicolas Bellin  - date engraved in the title -and was published in the 1753 edition of Prevosts Histoire Generale Des Voyages.

Background: This is one of the few 18th century maps to focus on the Australian continent prior to Cook's famous first voyage from 1768-1771. Mainland Australia is connected to both Tasmania (Terre de Van Diemen) and Papua New Guinea (Nouv. Guinee). Along the imaginary eastern coastline is a note that reads: "I suppose that the land of Diemen can join with the land of the Holy Ghost, but this is without proof." A partial coastline of New Zealand is shown peeking out of the corner of the map, with a note that it was discovered by Abel Tasman in 1642 and speculation that it might be part of a great southern continent. This is an important map of Australia depicting the interesting theories made prior to exploration of the region later in the 18th century. (Ref: Tooley; M&B)

General Description:
Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stable
Paper color: - off white
Age of map color: - Early
Colors used: - Yellow, green, red, brown.
General color appearance: - Authentic and fresh
Paper size: - 12 1/2in x 9 1/4in (320mm x 230mm)
Plate size: - 11 3/4n x 8 1/2in (295mm x 215mm)
Margins: - Min ½in (12mm)

Imperfections:
Margins: - None
Plate area: - Folds as issued
Verso: - None

$2,250.00 USD
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1753 Bellin Antique Map of Cayenne Island French Guyana, South America

1753 Bellin Antique Map of Cayenne Island French Guyana, South America

  • Title: Carte de L Isle De Caienne et de ses Environs...1753
  • Date: 1753
  • Condition : (A+) Fine Condition
  • Ref: 92015
  • Size: 15in x 11in (390mm x 275mm)

Description: 

This beautifully engraved original antique map a plan of the city of Cayenne capital of French Guyana, South America was engraved by Jacques Nicolas Bellin in 1753 - the date is engraved in the title cartouche - and was published by Jacques Nicolas Bellin for Antoine-François Prevosts 20 volume edition of L`Histoire Generale des Voyages published by Pierre de Hondt, The Hague in 1747. (Ref: Tooley; M&B)

General Description:
Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stable
Paper color: - white
Age of map color: - 
Colors used: - 
General color appearance: - 
Paper size: - 15in x 11in (390mm x 275mm)
Plate size: - 11 1/2in x 9 1/2in (290mm x 245mm)
Margins: - min. 1in (25mm)

Imperfections:
Margins: - None
Plate area: - Folds as issued
Verso: - None

Condition : (A+) Fine Condition

$125.00 USD
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1753 Bellin Antique Map of Hudsons Bay, Canada

1753 Bellin Antique Map of Hudsons Bay, Canada

  • Title : Carte Des parties Du Nord-Ouest De L Amerique..Par M.B....1753
  • Ref #:  Hud1
  • Size: 12 1/2in x 10in (320m x 255mm)
  • Date : 1753
  • Condition: (A+) Fine Condition

Description: 
This beautifully hand coloured original antiquemap of Hudsons Bay by Jacques Nicolas Bellin was engraved in 1753 - the date is engraved in the title cartouche - for Antoine-François Prevost's monumental 20 volume edition of L`Histoire Generale des Voyages published by Pierre de Hondt, The Hague between 1747 & 1780.

While the geography is commendable for its day, Bellin was quite confused about the settlements (York Factory, Port Nelson) in the southwest corner of the Bay, and an enormous 'Isle Barren' seems to be an amalgam of Coats and Southampton Islands. A group of islands called 'Baker's Dozen' seems to represent the present-day Ottawa Islands. The 1746 route of Henry Ellis is clearly shown, but despite the map's title, Christopher Middleton's route is absent.

As with all Bellin's maps this one is finely and accurately drawn & engraved on strong sturdy and clean paper with beautiful hand colour. (Ref: Tooley; M&B)

General Description:
Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stable
Paper color: - off white
Age of map color: - Early
Colors used: - Green, yellow, blue
General color appearance: - Authentic
Paper size: - 12 1/2in x 10in (320m x 255mm)
Plate size: - 11in x 8in (280mm x 205mm)
Margins: - Min 1/2in (12mm)

Imperfections:
Margins: - None
Plate area: - None
Verso: - None

$299.00 USD
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1753 Bellin Antique Map of the Magellan Straits, South America

1753 Bellin Antique Map of the Magellan Straits, South America

Description: 
This fine hand coloured original antique map of the Magellan Straits between the South American mainland and Tierra Del Fuego - with major points discovered and remarked in a 9 point legend - was engraved by Jacques Nicolas Bellin in 1753 - the date is engraved in the title cartouche - and was published in Antoine-François Prevost's monumental 20 volume edition of L`Histoire Generale des Voyages published by Pierre de Hondt, The Hague between 1747 & 1780. (Ref: Tooley; M&B)

General Description:
Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stable
Paper color: - off white
Age of map color: - Later 
Colors used: - Yellow, green, red  
General color appearance: - Authentic 
Paper size: - 15in x 10in (380mm x 255mm)
Plate size: - 14in x 8in (355mm x 205mm)
Margins: - Min 1/2in (12mm)

Imperfections:
Margins: - Light stain bottom right corner
Plate area: - None
Verso: - None

$175.00 USD
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1753 Bellin Antique Map Plan of the City of Cayenne French Guyana, South America

1753 Bellin Antique Map Plan of the City of Cayenne French Guyana, South America

  • Title: La Ville De Cayenne...1753
  • Date: 1753
  • Condition : (A+) Fine Condition
  • Ref: 92016
  • Size: 15in x 11in (390mm x 275mm)

Description: 

This beautifully engraved original antique map a plan of the city of Cayenne capital of French Guyana, South America was engraved by Jacques Nicolas Bellin in 1753 - the date is engraved in the title cartouche - and was published by Jacques Nicolas Bellin for Antoine-François Prevosts 20 volume edition of L`Histoire Generale des Voyages published by Pierre de Hondt, The Hague in 1747. (Ref: Tooley; M&B)

General Description:
Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stable
Paper color: - white
Age of map color: - 
Colors used: - 
General color appearance: - 
Paper size: - 15in x 11in (390mm x 275mm)
Plate size: - 11 1/2in x 9 1/2in (290mm x 245mm)
Margins: - min. 1in (25mm)

Imperfections:
Margins: - None
Plate area: - Folds as issued
Verso: - None

Condition : (A+) Fine Condition

$125.00 USD
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1754 Bellin Large Old, Antique Map of Southern Africa, inset view of Cape Town

1754 Bellin Large Old, Antique Map of Southern Africa, inset view of Cape Town

  • Title : Carte Reduite D Une Partie Des Costes Occidentalies et Meridionales De L Afrique...MDCCLIV
  • Ref #:  50656
  • Size: 35 1/2in x 25in (900mm x 510mm)
  • Date : 1754
  • Condition: (A+) Fine Condition

Description: 
This very large finely engraved beautifully hand coloured original antique map, sea chart, of SW Coast of Africa - with an inset view of Cape Town - by Jacques Nicolas Bellin in 1754 - dated in the title cartouche.

Background: This is a scarce and attractive nautical chart depicting the southwest coast of Africa from Cape Fria in Namibia to Cape Agulhas (Cape of the Needles) and the Bay of St. Blaise, including the Cape of Good Hope.
It shows incredible detail along the coast with capes, bays and topographical features including mountains, rivers as well as coastal features noted. Elevation is beautifully rendered in profile.
The map includes three profile views in the top right quadrant. These are ‘Vue Du Cap de Bonne Esperance’ (Cape of Good Hope), ‘Vue Du Cap Falso, Du Cap Des Eguilles et des Terres Qui sont Entre deux’ and ‘Autre Vue Du Cap Falso et Du Cap Des Eguilles’. Cape Town, Constance (Constantia), Stellenbosch and Hangklip are accurately identified

Being part of the Mediterranean world, the northern coasts of the African continent as far as the Straits of Gibraltar and even round to the area of the Fortunate Isles (the Canaries) were reasonably well known and quite accurately mapped from ancient times. In particular, Egypt and the Nile Valley were well defined and the Nile itself was, of course, one of the rivers separating the continents in medieval T-O maps. Through Arab traders the shape of the east coast, down the Red Sea as far as the equator, was also known but detail shown in the interior faded into deserts with occasional mountain ranges and mythical rivers. The southern part of the continent, in the Ptolemaic tradition, was assumed to curve to the east to form a land-locked Indian Ocean. The voyages of the Portuguese, organized by Henry the Navigator in the fifteenth century, completely changed the picture and by the end of the century Vasco da Gama had rounded the Cape enabling cartographers to draw a quite presentable coastal outline of the whole continent, even if the interior was to remain largely unknown for the next two or three centuries.
The first separately printed map of Africa (as with the other known continents) appeared in Munster's Geographia from 1540 onwards and the first atlas devoted to Africa only was published in 1588 in Venice by Livio Sanuto, but the finest individual map of the century was that engraved on 8 sheets by Gastaldi, published in Venice in 1564. Apart from maps in sixteenth-century atlases generally there were also magnificent marine maps of 1596 by Jan van Linschoten (engraved by van Langrens) of the southern half of the continent with highly imaginative and decorative detail in the interior. In the next century there were many attractive maps including those of Mercator/Hondius (1606), Speed (1627), Blaeu (1 630), Visscher (1636), de Wit (c. 1670), all embellished with vignettes of harbours and principal towns and bordered with elaborate and colourful figures of their inhabitants, but the interior remained uncharted with the exception of that part of the continent known as Ethiopia, the name which was applied to a wide area including present-day Abyssinia. Here the legends of Prester John lingered on and, as so often happened in other remote parts of the world, the only certain knowledge of the region was provided by Jesuit missionaries. Among these was Father Geronimo Lobo (1595-1678), whose workA Voyage to Abyssinia was used as the basis for a remarkably accurate map published by a German scholar, Hiob Ludolf in 1683. Despite the formidable problems which faced them, the French cartographers G. Delisle (c. 1700-22), J. B. B. d'Anville (1727-49) and N. Bellin (1754) greatly improved the standards of mapping of the continent, improvements which were usually, although not always, maintained by Homann, Seutter, de Ia Rochette, Bowen, Faden and many others in the later years of the century. (Ref: Tooley; M&B)

General Description:
Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stable
Paper color: - Blue
Age of map color: - Early
Colors used: - Yellow, green pink, blue 
General color appearance: - Authentic
Paper size: - 35 1/2in x 25in (900mm x 510mm)
Plate size: - 35in x 23in (890mm x 595mm)
Margins: - Min 1/2in (12mm)

Imperfections:
Margins: - None
Plate area: - Creasing along centerfold
Verso: - None

$475.00 USD
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1755 Bellin & Homann Large Old, Antique Map of Canada & New England

1755 Bellin & Homann Large Old, Antique Map of Canada & New England

  • Title : Partie Orientale de la Nouvelle France ou du Canada - 1755
  • Ref #:  50678
  • Size: 24in x 21in (610mm x 535mm)
  • Date : 1755
  • Condition: (A+) Fine Condition

Description:
This large beautifully hand coloured original antique map of Eastern Canada & New England to Cape Cod was engraved in 1755 by Jacques Nicolas Bellin  - the date is engraved in the title cartouche - and published by the re-known German publishers Homann Heirs.

Background: This is Bellin's definitive map of eastern Canada and New England showing the mouth of the St. Lawrence, the length of the river, the Maritime provinces and French claims in the region. There are some very interesting details of the coastal towns, showing Havre de Baston for Boston Harbor, up the coast to Portsmouth in New Hampshire, Wells, York and Cape Elizabeth in Maine. There is considerable information shown on the extent of French exploration in the region. Large decorative cartouche incorporates two distance scales. This example is from the second plate with the imprint "A Paris chez R.J. Julien a l'Hotel…" removed, the date changed and various geographical improvements. Blank verso. This large format Bellin map was published in several atlases by Homann. (Ref: Tooley; M&B)

General Description:
 Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stable
 Paper color: - Blue
 Age of map color: - Early
 Colors used: - Yellow, green pink, blue 
 General color appearance: - Authentic
 Paper size: - 24in x 21in (610mm x 535mm)
 Plate size: - 22in x 18in (560mm x 460mm)
 Margins: - Min 1in (25mm)
 
 Imperfections:
 Margins: - None
 Plate area: - Old red ink penned in several places on map
 Verso: - Bottom centerfold re-joined, no loss

$750.00 USD
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1755 Bellin Antique Coastal Map of Western India, Pakistan, Iran & Saudi Arabia

1755 Bellin Antique Coastal Map of Western India, Pakistan, Iran & Saudi Arabia

  • Title : Carte des Costes de Perse, Gusarat, et Malabar...1740
  • Date : 1740
  • Size: 12in x 9in (305mm x 230mm)
  • Ref #:  60905
  • Condition: (A+) Fine Condition

Description: 
This beautifully hand coloured original antique map of the coastal regions of the western Indian Coast to The Persian Gulf & Saudi Arabia was engraved in 1740 - dated in title cartouche - by Jacques Nicolas Bellin for the 1756 French edition of Antoine-François Prevosts L`Histoire Generale des Voyages printed in 20 volumes by Pierre de Hondt, The Hague between 1747 & 1785. (Ref: Tooley; M&B)

General Condition:
Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stable
Paper color: - off white
Age of map color: - Early  
Colors used: - Red, green, yellow  
General color appearance: - Authentic  
Paper size: - 12in x 9in (305mm x 230mm)
Plate size: - 10in x 8 1/2in (255mm x 215mm)
Margins: - Min 1/2in (12mm)

Imperfections:
Margins: - None
Plate area: - Folds as issued
Verso: - None

$99.00 USD
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1755 Bellin Antique Map Cumberland Bay Juan Fernandez Is Chile Alexander Selkirk

1755 Bellin Antique Map Cumberland Bay Juan Fernandez Is Chile Alexander Selkirk

  • Title: Carte De La Guinae
  • Date: 1755
  • Size: 14in x 10in (355mm x 255mm)
  • Ref: 92804
  • Condition : (A+) Fine Condition

Description: 
This large beautifully hand coloured original antique map of Guyana, South America by J N Bellin was published in 1755 in Antoine-François Prevost's monumental 20 volume edition of L`Histoire Generale des Voyagespublished by Pierre de Hondt, The Haguebetween 1747 & 1780. (Ref: Tooley; M&B)

General Description:
Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stable
Paper color: - off white
Age of map color: - Early
Colors used: - Green, yellow, red  
General color appearance: - Authentic  
Paper size: - 14in x 10in (355mm x 255mm)
Plate size: - 13in x 9 1/2in (330mm x 245mm)
Margins: - Min 1/4in (5mm)

Imperfections:
Margins: - None
Plate area: - Folds as issued
Verso: - None

$125.00 USD
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1755 Bellin Antique Map Gulf of St Lawrence River NFL, Canada

1755 Bellin Antique Map Gulf of St Lawrence River NFL, Canada

Description:
This beautifully hand coloured original antique map of The Gulf of St Lawrence River and Newfoundland by Jacques Nicolas Bellin was published by Antoine-François Prevosts in 1755 for the 20 volume edition of L`Histoire Generale des Voyages published by Pierre de Hondt, The Hague between 1747 & 1785. (Ref: Tooley; M&B)

General Description:
Paper thickness and quality: - Light and stable
Paper color: - off white
Age of map color: - Early  
Colors used: - Red, green, yellow  
General color appearance: - Authentic  
Paper size: - 16in x 10in (410mm x 255mm)
Plate size: - 15in x 9 1/2in (345mm x 295mm)
Margins: - Min 1/2in (10mm)

Imperfections:
Margins: - None
Plate area: - Folds as issued  
Verso: - None

$275.00 USD
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1755 Bellin Antique Map of Cities in Huguang Region or Hubei and Hunan Provinces

1755 Bellin Antique Map of Cities in Huguang Region or Hubei and Hunan Provinces

  • Title: Plans de Quelques Villes de la Province de Hou-Quang;

    Yong Chew Fu Yong Tcheou Fou; Vu Chang Fu Vou-Tchand-Fou Capitale; Wang Chew Fu Hoang-Tcheou-Fou

  • Date: 1755
  • Size: 14in x 10in (355mm x 255mm)
  • Ref: 25540
  • Condition : (A+) Fine Condition

Description: 
This fine beautifully hand coloured original antique map a plan of the three principal cities of the province of Huguang now the present day provinces of Hubei and Hunan was published in Antoine-François Prevosts monumentus 20 volume edition of L`Histoire Generale des Voyages published by Pierre de Hondt, The Hague in 1747-80. (Ref: Tooley; M&B)

General Description:
Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stable
Paper color: - off white
Age of map color: - Early  
Colors used: - Green, red, blue  
General color appearance: - Authentic   
Paper size: - 14in x 10in (355mm x 255mm)
Plate size: - 12in x 8in (305mm x 205mm)
Margins: - Min 1in (25mm)

Imperfections:
Margins: - None
Plate area: - Folds as issued
Verso: - None

$125.00 USD
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1755 Bellin Antique Map of Cities, & Forts Shanxi and Quey-Chew Regions, China

1755 Bellin Antique Map of Cities, & Forts Shanxi and Quey-Chew Regions, China

  • Title: Lan-Tcheou ou Lan-Chew dans la Province Chensi…/Can Tcheou ou Kan-Chew dans la Province de Chensi…/Tchin-Ywen-Fou ou Chin-Ywen-Fu dans la Province de Koei-Tcheou ou Quey-Chew
  • Date: 1755
  • Size: 13 1/2in x 10in (345mm x 255mm)
  • Ref: 25725
  • Condition : (A+) Fine Condition

Description: 
This beautifully hand coloured original antique map plans of three cities, environs & forts in the Shanxi and Quey-Chew provinces of China was published in Antoine-François Prevost's monumental 20 volume edition of L`Histoire Generale des Voyages published by Pierre de Hondt, The Hague between 1747 & 1780. (Ref: Tooley; M&B)

General Description:
Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stable
Paper color: - off white
Age of map color: - Early  
Colors used: - Green, yellow, brown  
General color appearance: - Authentic  
Paper size: - 13 1/2in x 10in (345mm x 255mm)
Plate size: - 11 1/2in x 8 1/2in (295mm x 215mm)
Margins: - Min 1in (25mm)

Imperfections:
Margins: - None
Plate area: - Folds as issued
Verso: - None

$125.00 USD
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1755 Bellin Antique Map of Hangzhou in the of Zhejiang Province in Eastern China

1755 Bellin Antique Map of Hangzhou in the of Zhejiang Province in Eastern China

  • Title: Plan De la Ville de Hang-Tcheou-Fou ou Hang chew Fu Capitale de la Province de Che-Kiang
  • Date: 1755
  • Size: 10in x 8in (255mm x 205mm)
  • Ref: 34168
  • Condition : (A+) Fine Condition

Description: 
This fine beautifully hand coloured original antique map a plan of the city of Hangzhou in the of Zhejiang Province in Eastern China was published in Antoine-François Prevosts monumentus 20 volume edition of L`Histoire Generale des Voyages published by Pierre de Hondt, The Hague in 1747-80. (Ref: Tooley; M&B)

General Description:
Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stable
Paper color: - off white
Age of map color: - Early  
Colors used: - Green, red, blue  
General color appearance: - Authentic   
Paper size: - 10in x 8in (255mm x 205mm)
Plate size: - 9in x 7in (230mm x 180mm)
Margins: - Min 1/2in (10mm)

Imperfections:
Margins: - None
Plate area: - None
Verso: - None

$99.00 USD
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1755 Bellin Antique Map of Nanjing & Zhenzhou in the Jiangsu Province of China

1755 Bellin Antique Map of Nanjing & Zhenzhou in the Jiangsu Province of China

  • Title: Plan De L Enceinte de la Ville De Nan-King ou Kyang-Ning-Fou Capitale de la Province de Kyang-nan; Plan de la Ville De Su-Tcheou-Fou
  • Date: 1755
  • Size: 13 1/2in x 10in (345mm x 255mm)
  • Ref: 25695
  • Condition : (A+) Fine Condition

Description:
This fine hand coloured original antique map of the cities & environs of Nanjing & Zhenzhou in the Jiangsu Province of China was published in Antoine-François Prevost's monumental 20 volume edition of L`Histoire Generale des Voyages published by Pierre de Hondt, The Hague between 1747 & 1780. (Ref: Tooley; M&B)

General Description:
Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stable
Paper color: - off white
Age of map color: - Early  
Colors used: - Green, yellow   
General color appearance: - Authentic  
Paper size: - 13 1/2in x 10in (345mm x 255mm)
Plate size: - 11 1/2in x 9in (295mm x 230mm)
Margins: - Min 1/2in (12mm)

Imperfections:
Margins: - None
Plate area: - None
Verso: - None

$125.00 USD
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1755 Bellin Antique Map of Port, Town & Environs of Acapulco, Mexico

1755 Bellin Antique Map of Port, Town & Environs of Acapulco, Mexico

  • Title: Plan Du Port D Acapulco Sur la Cote du Mexique..
  • Date: 1755
  • Size: 10in x 7 1/4in (255mm x 185mm) 
  • Ref: 25804
  • Condition : (A+) Fine Condition

Description: 
This original hand coloured antique copper-plate engraved map a Plan of the Coastal city of Acapulco, Mexico - with legend to various places of interest - by Jacques Nicolas Bellin was published in the monumental 20 vol publication of Antoine-François Prevosts L`Histoire Generale des Voyages printed by Pierre de Hondt, The Hague between 1747 & 1785. (Ref: Tooley; M&B)

General Description:
Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stable
Paper color: - off white
Age of map color: - Early 
Colors used: - Red, green, yellow 
General color appearance: - Authentic 
Paper size: - 10in x 7 1/4in (255mm x 185mm)
Plate size: - 8in x 6 1/2in (205mm x 165mm)
Margins: - Min 1/2in (12mm)

Imperfections:
Margins: - None
Plate area: - None
Verso: - None

$99.00 USD
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1755 Bellin Antique Map of The Island of Barbados

1755 Bellin Antique Map of The Island of Barbados

Description: 
This beautifully engraved hand coloured original antique map of the Island of Barbados was published in 1755 by Jacques Nicolas Bellin for Antoine-François Prevosts 20 volume edition of L`Histoire Generale des Voyages published by Pierre de Hondt, The Hague between 1747 & 1785. (Ref: Tooley; M&B)

General Description:
Paper thickness and quality: - Light and stable
Paper color: - off white
Age of map color: - Early 
Colors used: - Red, green, yellow 
General color appearance: - Authentic 
Paper size: - 13 1/2in x 11 1/2in (350mm x 270mm)
Plate size: - 8 1/4in x 6 1/2in (250mm x 170mm)
Margins: - Min 2in (50mm)

Imperfections:
Margins: - Light age toning
Plate area: - None
Verso: - None

$225.00 USD
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1755 Bellin Antique Map of Town & Surrounds of Acapulco, Mexico

1755 Bellin Antique Map of Town & Surrounds of Acapulco, Mexico

  • Title: Plan Du Port D Acapulco Sur la Cote du Mexique..
  • Date: 1755
  • Size: 10in x 7 1/4in (255mm x 185mm) 
  • Ref: 16065
  • Condition : (A+) Fine Condition

Description: 
This original hand coloured antique copper-plate engraved map a Plan of the Coastal city of Acapulco, Mexico - with legend to various places of interest - by Jacques Nicolas Bellin was published in the monumental 20 vol publication of Antoine-François Prevosts L`Histoire Generale des Voyages printed by Pierre de Hondt, The Hague between 1747 & 1785. (Ref: Tooley; M&B)

General Description:
Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stable
Paper color: - off white
Age of map color: - Early 
Colors used: - Red, green, yellow 
General color appearance: - Authentic 
Paper size: - 10in x 7 1/4in (255mm x 185mm)
Plate size: - 8in x 6 1/2in (205mm x 165mm)
Margins: - Min 1/2in (12mm)

Imperfections:
Margins: - None
Plate area: - None
Verso: - None

$99.00 USD
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1755 Bellin Antique Map of Virginia, Chesapeake & NE United States of America

1755 Bellin Antique Map of Virginia, Chesapeake & NE United States of America

  • Title : Carte De La Virginie, De La Baye Chesapeack, et Pays Voisins...
  • Date : 1755
  • Condition: (A+) Fine Condition
  • Ref:  35506
  • Size: 14 1/2in x 10in (370mm x 255mm)   

Description: 
This beautifully engraved hand coloured original antique map of Virginia, Chesapeake Bay, New Jersey, Pennsylvania & Maryland was published in 1755 by Jacques Nicolas Bellin for Antoine-François Prevosts 20 volume edition of L`Histoire Generale des Voyages published by Pierre de Hondt, The Hague between 1747 & 1785. (Ref: Tooley; M&B)

General Condition:
Paper thickness and quality: - Light and stable
Paper color: - off white
Age of map color: - Early 
Colors used: - Red, green, yellow 
General color appearance: - Authentic 
Paper size: - 14 1/2in x 10in (370mm x 255mm)
Plate size: - 12 1/4in x 8 1/2in (310mm x 215mm)
Margins: - Min 1in (25mm)

Imperfections:
Margins: - Light age toning
Plate area: - None
Verso: - None

$575.00 USD
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1755 Bellin Antique Map of Virginia, Chesapeake & NE United States of America

1755 Bellin Antique Map of Virginia, Chesapeake & NE United States of America

  • Title : Carte De La Virginie, De La Baye Chesapeack, et Pays Voisins...
  • Date : 1755
  • Condition: (A+) Fine Condition
  • Ref:  61098
  • Size: 14 1/2in x 10in (370mm x 255mm)   

Description: 
This beautifully engraved hand coloured original antique map of Virginia, Chesapeake Bay, New Jersey, Pennsylvania & Maryland was published in 1755 by Jacques Nicolas Bellin for Antoine-François Prevosts 20 volume edition of L`Histoire Generale des Voyages published by Pierre de Hondt, The Hague between 1747 & 1785. (Ref: Tooley; M&B)

Antoine François Prévost d'Exiles  1697 - 1763, usually known simply as the Abbé Prévost, was a French author and novelist. (Ref: Tooley; M&B)

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General Condition:
Paper thickness and quality: - Light and stable
Paper color: - off white
Age of map color: - Early 
Colors used: - Red, green, yellow 
General color appearance: - Authentic 
Paper size: - 14 1/2in x 10in (370mm x 255mm)
Plate size: - 12 1/4in x 8 1/2in (310mm x 215mm)
Margins: - Min 1in (25mm)

Imperfections:
Margins: - None
Plate area: - Folds as issued
Verso: - None

$575.00 USD
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