La Ville De Cayenne Fort Cépérou French Guiana Bellin 1753
Title: La Ville De Cayenne
Description: Antique plan of the fortified city of Cayenne (Fort Cépérou) French Guiana South America, published in the General History of Voyages by Nicolas Bellin in 1753. The map is copperplate engraved with hand coloring and a decorative title cartouche with wind rose.
The first Europeans arrived in the expeditions of Christopher Columbus, shortly before 1500. In 1664, France finally succeeded at establishing a permanent settlement at Cayenne.
Cartographer: Jacques Nicolas Bellin. French cartographer, Encyclopédistes, geographer and hydrographer. 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: Antoine-François Prevost's monumental 20 volume edition of L`Histoire Generale des Voyages.
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Size: Sheet app.: 33 x 25 cm. 13 x 10 inches. Image app.: 27.5 x 22.5 cm. 11 x 8.75 inches. Condition: Fine hand colored map in very good condition, folds as published.