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NEW STOCK: Maps of Africa, Asia, Caribbean, Arctic & South America by Jacques-Nicolas Bellin (1758)

 

 We’ve just listed 44 maps by Jacques-Nicolas Bellin from the Abbé Provost’s “Histoire Générale des Voyages” (1758), covering Africa, some of the Caribbean islands, Asia, the East Indies including the Philippines, the Russian and Norwegian Arctic, and South America. The Caribbean maps include St Lucia, Grenada, St Kitts, Hispaniola, Martinique & Guadeloupe. We also have his larger folio map of eastern Canada including the Maritime Provinces and part of Quebec (1745). Bellin was appointed chief cartographer to the French Navy at the age of 18, and subsequently the first ‘Ingénieur Hydrographe de la Marine’ (cartographer to the French Hydrographical Office), in which capacity he was commissioned to produce maps of all the known coasts of the world.  

 

‘Isles Philippines 1re feuille’. Luzon Mindoro Manila. BELLIN, 1758 old map

A map of the northern Philippines including the islands of Luzon, Mindoro, Marinduque & Masbate. Manila is prominently marked.

£ 149

US$ 215
€ 191

‘Partie orientale de la Nouvelle France ou Canada’. St Lawrence. BELLIN 1745 map

The map shows the Gulf of St Lawrence including what are now the maritime provinces of Canada (Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Prince Edward Island, and part of Quebec), and the coast of New England down to Cape Cod. Many forts are marked, including Fort Ingolsby, Fort Senectady, Fort Kook, Fort Chambli, Fort Anne, Fort Nicholson & Fort de Pemicuit. Many settlements are indicated along the St Lawrence and the coast, including “Plimouth”/Plymouth, “Baston”/Boston, Charkes Town, Salem, m…

£ 399

US$ 577
€ 511

‘Carte de l’Isle de Ceylan’. Ceylon. Sri Lanka. BELLIN, 1758 antique map

A map of the island of Ceylon (present-day Sri Lanka)

£ 139

US$ 201
€ 178

‘Carte de L’Isle de Sainte Lucie’. Saint Lucia, Caribbean. BELLIN, 1758 map

A map of the Caribbean island of Saint Lucia

£ 139

US$ 201
€ 178

‘Costes de Perse, Gusarat, et Malabar’. Indian Ocean. Pakistan. BELLIN, 1758 map

A map of the north-western Indian Ocean “coasts of Persia, Gujarat and Malabar”, being the western coastline of present day India, Pakistan and parts of Oman and Iran. The islands of the Maldives and Laccadives are prominently shown.

£ 79

US$ 114
€ 101

‘Coste Orientale d’Afrique’ East Africa Kenya Tanzania Somalia. BELLIN 1758 map

A map of the East African coasts of present-day Tanzania, Kenya & Somalia, the Bab-el-Mandeb strait between Djibouti and Yemen, and the islands of Zanzibar, Pemba & Socotra

£ 49.99

US$ 72
€ 64

‘Coste Occidentale d’Afrique’ West Africa & Canary Islands. BELLIN, 1758 map

A map of the north-west African coastline from the Strait of Gibraltar to present-day Guinea-Bissau, including the Atlantic coasts of Morocco, Western Sahara, Mauritania, Senegal & Gambia, and most of the Macaronesian archipelagos of the Canary Islands, Madeira and the Cape Verde Islands.

£ 44.99

US$ 65
€ 58

‘Isle de la Guadeloupe’. Marie-Galante & Îles des Saintes. BELLIN, 1758 map

A map of the French Caribbean islands of Guadeloupe, Marie-Galante and the Îles des Saintes

£ 71.99

US$ 104
€ 92

‘Lac de Mexique et de ses Environs’. Mexico City & Lake Texcoco. BELLIN 1758 map

A map of Spanish colonial Mexico City on an island in Lake Texcoco, which was a natural lake within the Valley of Mexico. The Aztecs built the city of Tenochtitlan on an island in the lake. The Spaniards built Mexico City over Tenochtitlan. Over time most of the lake was drained, leaving a smaller lake to the east of the city. Almost the entire basin is now occupied by Mexico City.

£ 79

US$ 114
€ 101

Río or ‘Riviere de la Plata’. River Plate. Argentina & Uruguay. BELLIN, 1758 map

A chart of the River Plate estuary (Río de la Plata), showing Buenos Aires and Montevideo. Argentina and Uruguay. Ocean depths are marked.

£ 89

US$ 129
€ 114

Archipel de St Lazare. Les Marianes Mariana Islands Guam Saipan. BELLIN 1758 map

A map of the northern Pacific Ocean archipelago of the Mariana islands, including Saypan (Saipan) and an enlargement of “Guahan [or] Isle St Jean” (Guam).

£ 79

US$ 114
€ 101

‘Carte de l’Isle de la Martinique’. Antilles/Caribbean. BELLIN, 1758 old map

A map of the French Caribbean island of Martinique

£ 74

US$ 107
€ 95

‘Isles Philippines 2e feuille’. Visayas Mindanao Palawan. BELLIN, 1758 old map

A map of the southern Philippines including the Visayas, Mindanao and Palawan

£ 149

US$ 215
€ 191

‘Cours du Maragnon ou de la Grande Riviere des Amazones’ river. BELLIN, 1758 map

A map of the Amazonia and the Amazon river basin, from its mouth and estuary at Macapa in Brazil to its sources in the Andes, through Peru and west to the Gulf of Guayaquil in present-day Ecuador. Spanish and Portuguese missions are marked

£ 104

US$ 150
€ 133

‘Carte du Spits-Berg’. Spitsbergen & Svalbard. Norwegian Arctic. BELLIN 1758 map

A map of the northern Norwegian Svalbard archipelago including Spitsbergen, bordered by the Arctic Ocean, the Norwegian Sea, and the Greenland Sea.

£ 104

US$ 150
€ 133

‘Coste Orientale d’Afrique’ South Africa Mozambique. BELLIN, 1758 antique map

A map of the coast of South Africa eastward from the Cape of Good Hope, the coast of Mozambique, part of the western coast of Madagascar, and the Mozambique Channel

£ 67.99

US$ 98
€ 87

‘Carte du Kamtchatka’. Kamchatka, Russia. BELLIN, 1758 antique map

A map of the Russian Far East peninsula of Kamchatka, and the northern Kurile islands

£ 89

US$ 129
€ 114

‘Suite du Bresil’ Sao Paolo Rio de Janeiro Bahia ES Brazil. BELLIN, 1758 map

A map of the central Brazilian coast, from Salvador de Bahia and Baia de Todos os Santos south to São Paolo, including Rio de Janeiro and Espirito Santo

£ 58.99

US$ 85
€ 76

‘Isles Moluques’. Moluccas Maluku Spice Islands East Indies. BELLIN, 1758 map

A map of part of the the Indonesian archipelago of the Maluku Islands or the Moluccas, formerly part of the East Indies and known, along with Sulawesi, as the Spice Islands. A map of the islands off the west coast of Halmahera, being Ternate, Palau Tidore, Pottebackers (Mare), Timor or Mothir (Pulau Moti), Machian (Pulau Makian), Manen (Pulau Kasiruta) & Bachian (Bacan).

£ 39.99

US$ 58
€ 51

‘Isle de Juan Fernandés’. Robinson Crusoe Island Juan Fernandez. BELLIN 1758 map

A map of part of the Chilean South Pacific archipelago of the Juan Fernández Islands, including Robinson Crusoe island and Goat Island (Santa Clara).

£ 58.99

US$ 85
€ 76

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