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Antique Map of - Kuril Islands - Japan- Russia

Antique map of Japan - Kouriles Islands

Japan - Kouriles Islands - Carte Des Isles Kouriles d'apres la Carte Russe, Laurent c.1764 for Bellin.

Condition: Good imprint, folding copy, contemporary ink annotations.

Title: An antique map of the Kuril Islands
Medium: Copperplate engraving. Image Size: 241 x 264mm, 9.5 x 10.25 " approx.
Order No. 2330 Price: SOLD Paper Size: 270 x 330mm, 10.5 x 13 " approx.
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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.

About the Kuril Islands

Kuril Islands is an archipelago located between the Kamchatka Peninsula and Japan separating the Sea of Okhotsk from the North Pacific Ocean. The archipelago is comprised of 30 large and many small islands which are still active causing frequent earthquakes.

All of the islands are under Russian jurisdiction, although the southernmost four are claimed by Japan as part of their territory.

18th century map of the Kuril Islands - Japan - Russia.

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