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Antique World Map Essay D'Une Carte DU GLOBE TERRESTRE Bellin 1748
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World map, Essay D'Une Carte Reduite Contenant, Bellin 1748

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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 large hand-coloured world map showing known parts of the world and the various voyages of explorers as known during the printing of this first 1748 edition.

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.

The map comes from the 1748 first edition atlas by Nicolas Bellin, finished with gold edges.

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.