Plan de L'Isle et Ville de Quiloa

BELLIN, Jacques Nicolas

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Place Published: Paris
Publisher: Sibley

Description: Map. Copperplate engraving. Image measures 9 x 5.5".

Comments: This bird's-eye-view show the East African island of Quiloa, now known as Kilwa Kisiwani in Tanzania. Printed circa 1748, the map shows the fort, settlements, and gardens of the island. It dates to a few decades before the Arab conquest of the island, after which the French built a fort at its northern end. The map is a dark impression in very good condition. 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). He was particularly well-known for his maps of the French Empire, especially the territories in North America. This map is a fine example of his detailed work.

Binding: unbound
Language: French
Type: Maps

Book ID: 234159

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