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Carte des variations de la boussole et des vents généraux que l’on trouve dans les mers les plus frequentées.

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Article ID W0292
Artist Bellin Jacques Nicolas
Jacques Nicolas Bellin (1703-1772) was the first Ingenieur Hydrographe de la Marine, and also Official Hydrographer to the French King and one of the most important French cartographers of the mid-eighteenth century. Bellin produced a substantial number of important separately issued maps, particularly reflecting continuing discoveries and political events in the Americas.
Title Carte des variations de la boussole et des vents généraux que l’on trouve dans les mers les plus frequentées.
Year d 1765
Description Deorative and detailed map shows the world with a all magnetic variation through the Atlantic and Indian Oceans. This map represents decades of work by several enlightenment luminaries. This French map was prepared by Jacques-Nicolas Bellin and published by the Ministry of the Marine. As one of the pre-eminent geographers of pre-Revolutionary France, Bellin brings Halley's original project up to date to the year 1765. Bellin is remembered for the quality of his work and prodigious output . Among other achievements, Bellin contributed to Diderot's Encyclopédie and was elected a member of the Royal Society in London.
Place of Publication Paris
Dimensions55 x 87
ConditionPerfect condition
Coloringcolored
TechniqueCopper print

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