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Norway Jan Mayen Island old antique map chart by Bellin 1758
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Title: Carte de I’Isle de Jean Mayen.

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Norway Jan Mayen Island old map I’Isle de Jean Mayen Bellin 1758

Title: Carte de I’Isle de Jean Mayen.

Jan Mayen Island, historical map of the island first appeared on Willem Jansz Blaeu's 1620 edition map of Europe, originally published by Cornelis Doedz in 1606. Blaeu, who lived in Amsterdam, named it "Jan Mayen" after captain Jan Jacobszoon May of the Amsterdam-financed Gouden Cath.

Map maker: Jacques Nicolas Bellin (1703 – 21 March 1772)
Artist: Antoine-François Prevost's monumental 20 volume edition of L`Histoire Generale des Voyages published by Pierre de Hondt, The Hague between 1747 – 1780.

Size:
Sheet app.: 19.5 x 23.5 cm. 7.75 x 9.25 inches.
Image app.:15.5 x 20.5 cm. 6 x 8 inches.
Condition: very good folded map, added part border.