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BELLIN, Jacques Nicolas
Plan De La Baye De Chibouctou nommee par les Anglois Halifax
Jacques Nicolas Bellin, Paris, 1763. Map. Uncolored engraving. Image measures 8.25" x 13.75", sheet measures 12" x 19". Some light fading and staining at edges. In very good condition. A fantastic early map of Halifax, published in Bellin's 'Petit Atlas Maritime'. Inset shows the town plan of Halifax.Jacques Nicolas Bellin (1703-1772), was the official hydrographer to the French king and the first person to hold the title of "Ingénieur de la Marine of the Depot des cartes et plans de la Marine" (chief engineer of the French Hydrographical Office).
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