Bellin’s Map of Arabia

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Carte de la Coste d’Arabie, Mer Rouge, et Golfe de Perse.

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Title

Bellin’s Map of Arabia

Mapmaker(s)

BELLIN, Jacques Nicolas

Place of publication

Paris

Date of publication

1740

Colour

black and white

Printed Area Measurements

23 x 26 cm

Full Description

Copper engraving, 23 x 26 cm, black and white map of the Arabian peninsula, blank verso.

Jacques Nicolas Bellin the elder (1703-1772) was first chief hydrographic engineer of the “Dépôt des cartes, plans et journaux du Ministère de la Marine,” charged by Louis XIV with mapping the coasts of France first and then the rest of the world. He was also a member of the Royal Society of London. Bellin compiled the maps for Prévost’s Histoire Générale des Voyages, and he later reworked them for his Petit Atlas Francaise and his Petit Atlas Maritime. Tibbetts, Arabia in early maps, 269.