Flying Proa of The Ladrone Islands Antique print Bellin 1750
Plan du Pros – Pros vu par la Proue. Batiment Leger des Isles des Larons.
Description: The flying proas of the Ladrone Islands fine antique print of the most extraordinary sailing boat in the world. The print is copperplate engraved with hand coloring and originating from Histoire générale des voyages 1750 by the mapmaker Nicolas Bellin.
Cartographer/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.
Engraved by Jakob van der Schley aka Jakob van Schley a Dutch engraver. He studied under Bernard Picart. Most of the plates in the Dutch edition of Prévost's "Histoire générale des voyages" are signed by van der Schley.
Publishers: Prévost, Abbé, 1697-1763 - Meusnier de Querlon, A.-G. 1702-1780 - Pierre de Hondt, The Hague between 1747 – 1780.
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Size: Sheet app.: 21 x 16.5 cm. 8.25 x 6.5 inches. Image app; 17.5 x 12 cm. 6.75 x 4.75 inches. Condition: Overall very good. Folds as published. Verso blank.