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Carte De L'Isle De Sumatra Dréssée Sur Les Journaux Des Navigateurs Et Sur Plusieurs Cartes Manuscrites Qui Sont Au Dépot Des Plans De La Marine

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Carte De L'Isle De Sumatra Dréssée Sur Les Journaux Des Navigateurs Et Sur Plusieurs Cartes Manuscrites Qui Sont Au Dépot Des Plans De La Marine : J. N. Bellin

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An attractive and detailed map of Sumatra that appeared in Antoine Francois Prevost d'Exiles' (or Abbe Prevost's) multi-volume "Histoire Generale Des Voyages", ultimately 17 quarto volumes recounting major voyages of discovery and descriptions of far flung parts and including around 240 maps, plans and charts of those areas. These maps, plans and charts were mostly produced by Jacques Nicolas Bellin, the influential French hydrographer. Bellin's work spans from around 1740 to the 1770s; interestingly he signed his plates in a variety of styles - J. Bellin, N. Bellin, N.B., M.B. (Monsieur Bellin) and S.B. (Seigneur Bellin). Restoration to margins.
mapmaker: J. N. Bellin  
place and date of publication: Paris c. 1760
medium and colour: Copperplate, Coloured
size in mm: 255 by 300mm (10 by 11.75 inches).
ref: 40476

Price: £ 360

 
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