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Jacques Nicolas Bellin 1703 - 72

Bellin spent over fifty years at the French Hydrographic Service where he was appointed the first Ingeniuer hydrogrographe de la Marine. During his time there he was commissioned to carry out major surveys, first of the coasts of France and later all the known coasts of the world. This resulted in production of a large number of sea charts of the highest quality which appeared in many editions with varying numbers of charts to the end of the century.

He was appointed Hydrographer to the King and was a member of the Royal Society in London.
Atlases by Bellin include:

Maps for Prevost's L'Histoire Générale des Voyages - 1747-61.
Atlas Maritime - 1751.
Neptune François - 1753 and re-issues.
Partie occidentale et orientale de la Nouvelle France, ou du Canada - 1755.
Hydrographie Françoise: 2 volumes 1756-65 re-issues to 1802.
Guiana - 1757.
Essai géographique sur les Isles des Britanniques - 1757.
Petit Atlas Maritime: 5 Volumes - 1764.
Corsica - 1769.
Gulf of Venice - 1771.
Charts of the Caribbean - 1773.

 

Maldives and Maluka Islands antique map

Maldives and Maluka Islands
Bellin
circa 1753
£120.00

Siberia  North Russia

Siberia, North Russia
J. N. Bellin
c. 1758
£100.00

Kamchatka Peninsula antique map

Kamchatka - East Russia
Laurent/Bellin
circa 1764
£85.00

North Russia antique sea chart

Russia (North)
Carte du Detroit Detroit de Waigats ou de Nassau
C.1765
£95.00

Antique maps from the 18th century by Bellin.