Burma, Archipel de Mergui dans le Golphe de Bengale. Bellin1754
Titled: Archipel de Mergui dans le Golphe de Bengale.
Engraved antique map of the Mergui Archipelago Southern Myanmar (Burma) from Jacques Nicolas Bellin's Le Petit Atlas Maritime.
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.
Sheet app.: 28 x 32 cm. 11 x 12.5 inches. Image app.: 17 x 21.5 cm. 6.75 x 8.5 inches. Condition: Very good hand colored map.