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Caroline Islands or Caroline Atoll, Bellin map 1746
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Caroline Islands or Caroline Atoll, Bellin map 1746

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Neue Karte von den Carolinischen Eylande.

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Caroline Islands or Caroline Atoll, Bellin map 1746

Description : Nouvelle Carte des Isles Carolines, Old antique map of the Caroline Island or Caroline Atoll mapmaker Nicolas Bellin (German edition)

The first recorded sighting of Caroline Island by Europeans was on February 21, 1606, by Pedro Fernández de Quirós.

 sailing on behalf of Spain.
The atoll was rediscovered on December 16, 1795 by Captain William Robert Broughton of HMS Providence, who gave the atoll the name Carolina (which later became Caroline).

Title: Neue Karte von den Carolinischen Eylande.

Mapmaker Cartographer: 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.

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Size: Sheet app.: 16.5 x 9 inches. 42 x 23 cm
Image app.: 15.25 x 7.75 inches. 38.5 x 19.5 cm
Condition: Fine folded map in overall very good condition, edges chipping.