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. 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.
During his reign the Depot published a prodigious number of charts and maps, among which were large folio-format sea-charts of France, the Neptune Francois. He also produced a number of sea-atlases of the world, e.g., the Atlas Maritime and the Hydrographie Francaise. These gained fame, distinction and respect all over Europe and were republished throughout the 18th and even in the succeeding century.
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.