Paris: 1764. unbound. Sea chart. Beautiful early sea chart with original hand coloring. Image measures 8.25" x 14" very good.
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). Map is in great condition with wide margins as issued and no chips or tears. Dark impression on bright paper; some plate impression lines visible.