Paris: Jacques Nicolas Bellin, 1756.
Map. Engraving. Page measures 10 3/4" x 15 5/8". Image measures 8.5" x 10.5".
Beautifully drawn early map of Bombay Harbor, known today as "Front Bay". Shows depths and sandbars. Also includes pictorial details including churches, forts, and ships. 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).