Adina Sommer`s Rare Antique Maps and Contemporary Art
Carte des variations de la boussole et des vents généraux que l’on trouve dans les mers les plus frequentées.
|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.|
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|
|Dimensions (cm)||55 x 87|
( A reproduction can be ordered individually on request. )