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1757. Carte de la Rade de Benguella et Riviere de Cantonbelle . . .

  • Carte de la Rade de Benguella et Riviere de Cantonbelle . . .

Carte de la Rade de Benguella et Riviere de Cantonbelle . . . information:

Year of creation: 
Resolution size (pixels): 
 1591x1238 px
Disk Size: 
 370787B
Number of pages: 
 1
Place: 
 Paris

Print information. Print size (Width x height in inches):
Printing at 72 dpi 
  22.1 х 17.19
Printing at 150 dpi 
 10.61 х 8.25
Printing at 300 dpi 
 5.3 х 4.13

Detailed regional map of the region between Benguela, Angola and the Cantonbelle (Catumbela) River, from J.N. Bellin, the map maker to the King of France.

The map includes Fort. Kabuto, which Bellin notes as having been identifed by the English and De L'Isle, but Bellin was unable to verify.

Jacques-Nicolas Bellin (1703-1772) was among the most important mapmakers of the eighteenth century. 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 Hydrographic Office) and was named Official Hydrographer of the French King.

During his term as Official Hydrographer, the Depot was the single most active center for the production of sea charts and maps, including a large folio format sea-chart of France, the Neptune Francois. He also produced a number of sea-atlases of the world, e.g., the Atlas Maritime and the Hydrographie Francaise. These gained fame, distinction, and respect all over Europe and were republished throughout the 18th and even in the succeeding century.

Bellin also came out with smaller format maps such as the 1764 Petit Atlas Maritime, containing 580 finely detailed charts. He also contributed many of the maps for Bellin and contributed a number of maps to the 15-volume Histoire Generale des Voyages of Antoine François Prévost or simply known l'Abbe Prevost.

Bellin set a very high standard of workmanship and accuracy, thus gaining for France a leading role in European cartography and geography. Many of his maps were copied by other mapmakers of Europe.


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Item information:

Year of creation:
Size:
1591x1238 px
Disk:
370787B
Number of pages:
1
Place:
Paris
Author:
Jacques Nicolas Bellin.
$9.99

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