Carte du Grand Thibet early map of Tibet by Bellin 1750
Title: Carte du Grand Thibet Pour Servir à l'Histoire Générale des Voyages, Tirée Des Auteurs Anglois.
Antique map of Tibet, Himalaya and China. Copperplate engraved with hand coloring.
Mapmaker: 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.
Origin: Histoire Générale des Voyages (Paris, 1746-1759; 15 volumes) with maps and views by Jacques-Nicolas Bellin.
Size: Leaf app.: 34 x 25 cm. 13.25 x 9.75 inches. Image app.: 32 x 21 cm. 12.5 x 8.25 inches. Condition: Fine map in very good condition, folds as published, part border added.