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Carte De La Louisiane Et Pays Voisins

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Carte De La Louisiane Et Pays Voisins : J. N. Bellin

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An attractive and detailed map of Louisiana (i.e. the greater part of today's United States) 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).
mapmaker: J. N. Bellin  
place and date of publication: Paris c.1760
medium and colour: Copperplate, Coloured
size in mm: 230 by 320mm (9 by 12.5 inches).
ref: 40578

Price: £ 320

 
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