West Indies map. Barbados, Carte de l'Isle de la Barbade Bellin 1754.
Title: Carte de L’Isle de Ceylan.
Description: Old 1754 copper map of Barbados, very detailed with title cartouche.
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: Atlas Histoire générale des voyages. 16th -17th -18th-19th Century maps & atlases & prints. We sell guaranteed Absolutely Original authentic Maps and Prints. A Certificate of Authenticity ( COA ) will be supplied on request.
Size: Sheet app.: 7.5 x 10 inches. 19 x 25.5 cm. Image app.: 8.5 x 10.25 inches. 15 x 9.5 cm. Condition: Fine detailed map in overall very good condition.