Grenada island, Caribbean sea, old island map by Bellin 1758
Title: Carte de L'Isle de la Granade
Detailed old map of the Island of Grenada, divided into provinces.
Biography: Jacques Nicolas Bellin (1703 - 1772). Bellin was born in Paris, and entered the Naval Chart and Plan Depot in 1721. He was hydrographer of France's hydrographic office, cartographer and geographer of the Navy. Also member of the French intellectual group called the philosophes (dominated by Voltaire and Montesquieu), and member of the Académie de Marine and of the Royal Society of London. Over a 50 year career, he produced a large number of sea charts, maps, and sea-atlases of the world, e.g., French Neptune (1753), Map of North America (1755), French Hydrography (1756) le Petit Atlas maritime (1764) an collection of maps and plans of the four parts of the world, in five volumes and New method for learning geography (1769). Bellins country and sea maps based on the documents of the Naval Chart Depot were also issued in Histoire générale des voyages (15 vols., Paris, 1746-1759), continued by Father Antoine François Prévost d'Exiles (Abbe Prevost ) and other writers.
Jacques Nicolas Bellin's archives are held at the Montreal archives center of Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec.
Size: Sheet app.: 20 x 26 cm. 8 x 10 inches. Image app.: 15.5 x 21 cm. 6 x 8.25 inches. Condition.: Nice map in good condition, original map, nice coloring, no flaws.