Mexico Town, Carte du Lac de Mexico Aztec Empire. Bellin 1754
Title: Carte du Lac de Mexique.
Description: Old map of the capital city of the Aztec empire Tenochtitlan, now of modern-day Mexico City. Built on a series of islets in Lake Texcoco. The map is copperplate engraved and was published in Histoire Générale des Voyages by the mapmaker Nicolas Bellin 1754. A nice colorful ornamental title cartouche with complete the map.
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.
Origin: d'Exile's Histoire Generale des Voyages.
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Size: Sheet app.: 10 x 7.75 inches. 25 x 20 cm. Image app.: 8.25 x 6 inches. 21x 15.5 cm. Condition: Fine map in excellent condition.