Cap Mesurado Liberia Cape Montserrado Bellin map 1764
Title: Vue Du Cap Mesurado Et Ses Environs
Autre Veue Du Cap Mesurado
Description: Old map of Cape Mesurado, Liberia also called Cape Montserrado with a view of the harbor and the mouth of the Saint Paul River. The map is copperplate engraved with hand coloring.
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.
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Size: Sheet app.: 18 x 24 cm. 7.5 x 9.5 inches. Image app.: 21.5 x 16cm. 6.25 x 8.5 inches. Condition: Nice map in good condition, part left border redone.