Coste Occidentale D’Afrique old map Africa coast Bellin 1747
Title: Carte de la Coste Occidentale D’Afrique
Description: Bay of Arguin, old antique map, the West Coast of Africa from Cap Timiris till Cap Blanc with the islands Arguin and Tidra Mauritania. The map is copperplate engraved with hand coloring, a compass rose, depts and sandbanks, and a nice title cartouche. Origin: Histoire Generale Des Voyages, Tome II, No. 13
Cartographer/mapmaker Jacques Nicolas Bellin (1703 – 21 March 1772) Bellin was born in Paris. He was hydrographer of France's hydrographic office, member of the Académie de Marine and of the Royal Society of London. Over a 50 year career, he produced a large number of maps of particular interest to the Ministère de la Marine.
Engraved by Jakob van der Schley aka Jakob van Schley a Dutch engraver. He studied under Bernard Picart. Most of the plates in the Dutch edition of Prévost's "Histoire générale des voyages" are signed by van der Schley.
Publishers: Prévost, Abbé, 1697-1763 - Meusnier de Querlon, A.-G. 1702-1780 - Pierre de Hondt, The Hague between 1747 – 1780.
Size: Sheet app.: 19 x 25 cm. 7.5 x 9.75 inches. Image app.: 15 x 23 cm. 5.75 x 9.2 inches. Condition: View very good.