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Indian Ocean, Amsterdam, St. Paul Islands antique map Bellin 1753
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Amsterdam & St. Paul Islands Indian Ocean Bellin 1753

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Amsterdam Island & St.Paul Island old antique copperplate engraving with hand coloring and taken from Prévost's "Histoire générale des voyages 1753.

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Amsterdam & St. Paul Islands Indian Ocean Bellin 1753

Title : Isle d’Amsterdam – Isle St. Paul.

Description: Amsterdam Island & St.Paul Island old antique copperplate engraving with hand coloring and taken from Prévost's "Histoire générale des voyages 1753.

The Dutch captain Anthonie van Diemen named it island Nieuw Amsterdam after his ship on 17 June 1633 in turn named after the Dutch settlement of New Amsterdam that later became New York City.

St.Paul Island, Île Saint-Paul was first discovered in 1559 by the Portuguese. The island was mapped, described in detail and painted by members of the crew of the Nau São Paulo, among them the Father Manuel Alvares and the chemist Henrique Dias.
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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:
Sheets app.:18.5 x 25.5 cm. 7.25 x 10 inches.
Image app.: 14 x 18 cm. 5.5 x 7.25 inches.
Condition: Very good clean engraving, with imprint copperplate.