Paris: Jacques Nicolas Bellin, 1764.
Map. Engraving with hand coloring. Image measures 9" x 6 3/4"
Classic 18th century nautical chart of Santa Marta, Colombia. Indicates depths by soundings. Points, rivers, and islands are labeled. Some scattered stains, foxing and scuffs.
Jacques Nicolas Bellin (1703-1772), was the official hydrographer to the French king and the first person to hold the title of "Ingenieur de la Marine of the Depot des cartes et plans de la Marine" (chief engineer of the French Hydrographical Office).