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ISLES OF BANDA VOLCANIC ISLANDS INDONESIA ORIGINAL ENGRAVING BELLIN 1758
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Isles Of Banda Volcanic Islands Indonesia Old map Bellin 1758

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Cartographer: Jacques Nicolas Bellin.

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Isles Of Banda Volcanic Islands Indonesia Old map Bellin 1758

Title: Isles de Banda.

Group of islands (Kepulauan Banda)in the Banda Sea, in southern Maluku province.

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.

From: L`Histoire Generale des Voyages published by Pierre de Hondt, The Hague.

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Leaf app.: 16.5 x 16.5 cm. 6.5 x 6.5 inches.
image app.: 14 x 12 cm. 6.5 x 4.75 inches.
Condition: Excellent folded map.