Du Globe Terrestre Old World map Essay D'Une Carte Bellin 1748
Title: Essay D'Une Carte Reduite Contenant Les Parties Connuees Du Globe Terrestre Dedie A JM. Le Comte De Maurepas…1748
Description: Old 18th century map with known parts of the world. Nicolas Bellin, France edition with a decorative cartouche, compass roses and rhumb lines. The map is based on Gerard Mercators map in 1569 what became the standard map projection for navigation because of its unique property of representing any course of constant bearing as a straight segment. Original copperplate map in hand old coloring.
Mapmaker: Jacques Nicolas Bellin (1703 – 21 March 1772) Published for Antoine-François Prevost's monumental atlas L`Histoire Generale des Voyages.
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Size: Sheet app.: 74.5 x 56 cm. 29.25 x 22.5 inches. Image app.: 70 x 49.5 cm. 27.25 x 19.5 inches. Condition: Fine hand colored antique map in more than good condition. Folds as published.