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Carte des Isles de Madere et Portosanto Bellin map 1758
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Carte des Isles de Madere et Portosanto Bellin map 1758

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Isles of Madeira and Porto Santo, old antique 18th century map of the Portuguese islands by the mapmaker Nicolas Bellin.

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Carte des Isles de Madere et Portosanto Bellin map 1758

Title: Carte des Isles de Madere et Portosanto.

Description: Isles of Madeira and Porto Santo, old antique 18th century map of the Portuguese islands by the mapmaker Nicolas Bellin.
Origin: Histoire generale des voyages.

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:
Sheet app.:26 x 19 cm. 10.5 x 7.5 inches.
Image app.: 22 x 15.5 cm. 8.75 x 6.25 inches.
Condition: Very good.