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Madera Island Old print, Funchal Portugal. Bellin engraving 1757
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Madera Island Old print, Funchal Portugal. Bellin engraving 1757

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Title: Vue de la Ville et de Rade de Funchal Capitale de L’Insle de Madere.

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Madera Island Old print, Funchal Portugal. Bellin engraving 1757

Title: Vue de la Ville et de Rade de Funchal Capitale de L’Insle de Madere.

Original Old copperplate engraved print with hand coloring.

Description: Beautiful Old print of the City (Rade de) Funchal capital of Isle Madera.

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.

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.

Engraver: Jakob van der Schley aka Jakob van Schley (1715 Amsterdam – 1779 Amsterdam) was a Dutch draughtsman and engraver. He studied under Bernard Picart (1673-1733).

Origin: Histoire Generale des Voyages published by Prevost, chez didot, PARIS.

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Sheet app.: 7 x 10 inches. 18 x 25.5 cm.
Image app.: 5.5 x 7.5 inches. 14 x 19.5 cm.
Condition: View very good, fold as published.