Hague: Pierre de Hondt, 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. Map by Jacob van der Schley, after Bellin, published in the Dutch edition of Bellin's "L'Histoire Generale des Voyages"
Jacques Nicolas Bellin (1703-1772), was the official hydrographer to the French king and the first person to hold the title of "IngÃ©nieur de la Marine of the Depot des cartes et plans de la Marine" (chief engineer of the French Hydrographical Office).