Siberia antique map Carte de la Sibérie Bellin 1747
Title: Suite de la Carte de la Sibérie et la Pays de Kamtschatka.
The outline of Kamchatka had been recently established by the First Kamchatka expedition of 1725-172. The map includes a partial voyage track for the 1648 voyage of Semen Dezhnev, who led the first voyage around Eurasia through what later became known as the Bering Strait. There is also a track for the route between Okhotsk and Kamchatka, sailed by Bering in 1740.
Cartographer: Jacques Nicolas Bellin (1703 – 1772). In 1721, at age 18, he was appointed hydrographer (chief cartographer) to the French Navy. In August 1741, he became the first Ingénieur de la Marine of the Depot des cartes et plans de la Marine (the French Hydrographical Office) and was named Official Hydrographer of the French King. 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.
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Size Leaf app.: 29.5 x 26 cm. 11.5 x 10.25 inches. image app.: 26 x 24 cm. 10.25 x 9.25 inches. Condition: Excellent folded map. Added part border