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Bellin’s Chart of the Channel Islands

SKU: 9197
£400.00

Title:
Bellin’s Chart of the Channel Islands

Date of publication:
1757

Printed Measurement:
59 x 44 cm

Publisher(s):

  • Le Dépôt des cartes et plans de la Marine
  • Colour:
    black and white

    Mapmaker(s):

  • Jacques Nicolas Bellin
  • Carte reduite des Isles de Jersey Grenesey et d Aurigny avec les Costes de Normandie et de Bretagne qui en sont voisines

    Copper engraving, 59 x 44 cm, black and white, margins a trifle dusty, blank verso. Chart covering the Channel islands and the neighbouring coasts of Brittany and Normandy. 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 early in the reign of Louis XV 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.