Carte De L’isle De La Grenade antique map Bellin 1764
Title : Carte De L’isle De La Grenade. In upper right margin: Tome I No: 101.
Detailed map of the Island of Grenada, original copperplate engraved map in hand coloring.
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.
Engraver: Jakob van der Schley aka Jakob van Schley (1715 Amsterdam – 1779 Amsterdam) was a Dutch draughtsman and engraver. He studied under Bernard Picart (1673-1733).
Origin: Jean François de La Harpe's Abrégé de l'histoire générale des voyages.
Size: Sheet app.: 33 x 24.5 cm. 13 x 9.75 inches. Image app.: 21.5 x 16.5 cm. 8.5 x 6.5 inches. Type of paper: Thick/lined. Condition: Excellent.