Original Antique Maps and Prints. Description: From: L’Hydrographie Francoise Recueil des Cartes Generales et Particulieres qui ont ete Faites pour le Service des Vaisseaux du Roy. Par ordre des Ministres de la Marine depuis 1737. Bellin Ingenieur de la Marine et du Depost des Cartes, Plans et Journaux de la Marine, Censeur Royal, de l’Academie de Marine et de la Societe Royale de Londres. This map is dated 1764 and has the engraved stamp of the Depot de la Marine at bottom left. Original full size Atlas sheet. This sea chart includes extensive rhumb lines and a key describing the quality of the terrains along the coast. Islands and coastal settlements are labeled, including forts, ports, and villages. Highly detailed lines and soundings could help direct ships around the many small islands and narrow inlets. Artists and Engravers: Made by an anonymous engraver after’Jacques Nicolas Bellin’. He is considered the greatest 18 th. French hydrographer and for 50 years he was associated with the’Depot des cartes et Plans’ (Depot de la Marine) as the First hydrographer of the French Royal Navy. His maps were constantly updated with the latest information and their execution magnificent. Bellin’s major works are the’Neptune Francois… , the’Petit Atlas Maritime… And the’Hydrographie Francoise… As a member of a French intellectual group called the’Philosophes’ and he contributed 994 articles to the’Encyclopedie’ by Diderot/d’Alembert. He also contributed to the’Histoire Generale des Voyages’ by Prevost. Subject: Antique print, titled:’No. Carte reduite des Passage de l’Iroise du Four et du Raz…’ – Detailed map of the Iroise, du Four and du Raz Passages. Highly decorative sea chart / nautical map / maritime map of the passages off the western coast of Brittany, France. With: Isle d’Ouessan, Brest, Glenan islands. With a large decorative cartouche. Map orientation is north. Condition: Very good, given age. Original middle fold as issued. A few small tears in paper edges, not effecting image. Please study scan carefully. Size (in cm): The overall size is ca. 94.5 x 64.5 cm. The image size is ca. 87.5 x 57 cm. Size (in inch): The overall size is ca. 37.2 x 25.4 inch. 34.4 x 22.4 inch. Medium: Engraving on handlaid (verge type) paper. ThePrintsCollector – Laurentius Old Master Prints Peter Cornelissen, Frans Laurentius, Joost Bos Margo van Latum-van Dongen, Frank van Latum Located in Zeeland (Noord-Brabant) – The Netherlands. GO TO OUR STORE and explore our huge collection of fine antique maps and prints. FIND SIMILAR ITEMS IN OUR STORE. Visit our Store: we would like to invite you to review similar items in our Store or to browse through all other items in our Store. We are confident that you will find very special unique antique maps and prints in our Store. It is our privilege to have you as a customer. The item “Antique Print-BRITTANY-SEA CHART-27-PASSAGES-BREST-OUESSAN-FRANCE-Bellin-1764″ is in sale since Monday, October 23, 2017. This item is in the category “Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Europe Maps”. The seller is “theprintscollector” and is located in Zeeland. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Condition: Used
  • Subject: Topographical
  • Date of Creation: Antique (Pre-1900)
  • Print Type: Engraving
  • Listed By: Dealer or Reseller
  • Size: Large (up to 60in.)
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