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Bellin's Map of Japan & Korea

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Bellin's Map of Japan & Korea

Date of publication:

  • 1746
  • Place of publication:


  • modern
  • Carte de Isles du Japont et la presqu' Isle de Coree avec les costes de la Chine depuis Pekin jusqua Canton . . .

    Bellin compiled maps like this one of Japan and Korea for Prévost's Histoire Générale des Voyages. He later reworked them for his Petit Atlas Francaise and his Petit Atlas Maritime. Our example is numbered correctly for appearance in volume II of Prévost. Read more

    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. 

    Condition & Materials 

    Copper engraving, printed area measurement 22 x 30 cm, modern hand colour, blank verso. 


    C.f. Walter, Japan, 83. Read less