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Antique Print-SOUTH PACIFIC OCEAN-AMERICA-AUSTRALIA-SEA CHART-Bellin-1756
- Antique print, titled: 'Carte reduite des Mers comprises entre l'Asie et l'Amerique apelees par les Navigateurs Mer du Sud ou Mer Pacifique [.]' - (Detailed map of Oceans between Asia and America, named by navigators Southern Ocean or Pacific Ocean .) Highly decorative sea chart / nautical map / maritime map of the Pacific Ocean with large parts of North and South America, Asia and Australia. With a large decorative cartouche. With manuscript additions in red ink of South Pacific islands, possibly making this an interesting historic document as well, illustrating the great wave of exploration that occurred from the 1760s to the 1790s. Hand coloured engraving on handlaid (verge type) paper. Description: First published in Paris in 1756 as part of 'Le Neptune Francois ou Recueil des Cartes Marines', published by Departement de la Marine. State: Most probably an early ed. of this map, still lacking the seal of the Depot de la Marine.Artists and Engravers: Made by an anonymous engraver after 'Jacques Nicolas Bellin'. Cartographer: Jacques-Nicolas Bellin (1703-1772) was a French hydrographer and geographer. He is considered the greatest 18 th. c. French hydrographer and for 50 years he was associated with the 'Depot des cartes et Plans' (Depot de la Marine) as the First hydrographer of the French Royal Navy. His maps were constantly updated with the latest information and their execution magnificent. Bellin's major works are the 'Neptune Francois .', the 'Petit Atlas Maritime .' and the 'Hydrographie Francoise .' As a member of a French intellectual group called the 'Philosophes' and he contributed 994 articles to the 'Encyclopedie' by Diderot/d'Alembert. He also contributed to the 'Histoire Generale des Voyages' by Prevost. Condition: Good, given age. Hand colouring of a later date. Original middle fold as issued. Wormhole at top margin near middle fold, backed. A few small tears in paper edges, backed. Some light staining / soiling. Some creasing. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: Overasselt The overall size is ca. 35.8 x 23.8 inch. The image size is ca. 33.3 x 22.2 inch. The overall size is ca. 91 x 60.5 cm. The image size is ca. 84.5 x 56.5 cm.
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