Paris: Jacques Nicolas Bellin, 1750. unbound. Map. Uncolored engraving. Image measures 8 5/8" x 6.75" very good(+).
Beautiful chart of the Mississippi River feeding into the Gulf of Mexico. Shows depths and sandbars. In excellent 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).