India Masulipatam on the East-India Coasts Bellin 1752
Description: Old copper engraving of Masulipatam (Bandar) on the East-India Coromandel Coast.
Map info: Masulipatam was the first British trading settlement (1611) on the Bay of Bengal. From 1686 to 1759 the city was held by the French and Dutch, until it was finally ceded to the British, who captured the city and fort from the French in 1759.
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 : France edition of Histoire Generale des Voyages.
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Size: Sheet app.: 14.5 x 10.25 inches. 37 x 27.5 cm. Image app.: 11 x 7.5 inches. 28 x 19 cm. Condition: Fine hand colored copper engraving in overall very good condition.