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Carte Reduite Des Mers Comprises Entre L'Asie Et L'Amerique ...

Carte Reduite Des Mers Comprises Entre L'Asie Et L'Amerique ... : N.Bellin

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A clear and detailed chart of the Pacific Ocean. Points of interest noted by Bellin include the antipodes of the city of Paris, south-east of New Zealand, and the nationalities who discovered various islands, with the date. Australia is tentatively joined to Tasmania and New Guinea with a dotted, uncoloured line. A vivid depiction of the state of European knowledge, just a few years before James Cook's voyages would define the ocean's islands and coastlines.
mapmaker: N.Bellin  
place and date of publication: Paris 1742
medium and colour: copperplate, Original o/l colour
size in mm: 570 x 855
ref: 36976

Price: £ 1500

 
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