Antique Print-SEA-FRANCE-SPAIN-MEDITERRANEAN-Bellin-Depot de la Marine-1771
Antique Print-SEA-FRANCE-SPAIN-MEDITERRANEAN-Bellin-Depot de la Marine-1771

Antique Print-SEA-FRANCE-SPAIN-MEDITERRANEAN-Bellin-Depot de la Marine-1771

Original Antique Maps and Prints. Antique Print-SEA-FRANCE-SPAIN-MEDITERRANEAN-Bellin-Depot de la Marine-1771. Description: Source unknown, to be determined. These type of charts are scarse as they were actually used at sea for navigation. Artists and Engravers: Made by an anonymous engraver after’Jacques Nicolas Bellin’. With a career spanning some 50 years, Bellin is best understood as geographe de cabinet and transitional mapmaker spanning the gap between 18th and early 19th century cartographic styles. His long career as Hydrographer and Ingénieur Hydrographe at the French Dépôt des cartes et plans de la Marine resulted in hundreds of high quality nautical charts of practically everywhere in the world. Depot des Cartes et Plans de la Marine (1720 – present), often called the Depot de Marine, was a French hydrographic mapping organization founded in 1720. Much like the U. Coast Survey, the British Admiralty, and the Spanish Deposito Hydrografico, the Depot was initiated as a storehouse and distribution center of existing nautical and marine charts. Eventually the Depot initiated its on mapping activities in an attempt to improve and expand upon existing material. Some of the well known hydrograhers / cartographers in the development of Depot were Jacques Nicholas Bellin and Rigobert Bonne. Subject: Antique print, titled:”Carte Reduite des Costes de France, de Portugal, et d”Espagne sur l”Ocean et sur la Mediterannee.’ – Sea chart of the coasts of Spain and France, mainly. North Africa is featured, as well as the South of England. The islands Sardinia, Corsica, Mallorca, Menorca and Ibiza are also shown. Coastal towns and capitols are depicted, and depth soundings West of France. Condition: Good, given age. Original folds, as issued. The margins cropped close to the image edge. A stain in the top left margin and image corner. A few scattered small stains, faintly browned in the middle fold, some offsetting. A small tear in the top edge of the right fold. Please study scan carefully. Size (in cm): The overall size is ca. 79 x 63.2 cm. The image size is ca. 76.8 x 62 cm. Size (in inch): The overall size is ca. 31.1 x 24.9 inch. 30.2 x 24.4 inch. Medium: Engraving on hand laid paper. ThePrintsCollector – Laurentius Old Master Prints Frans Laurentius, Peter Cornelissen 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. Combined orders are possible! The item “Antique Print-SEA-FRANCE-SPAIN-MEDITERRANEAN-Bellin-Depot de la Marine-1771″ is in sale since Monday, July 1, 2019. 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.
  • Listed By: Dealer or Reseller
  • Print Type: Engraving
  • Subject: Topographical
  • Date of Creation: Antique (Pre-1900)
  • Size: Medium (up to 36 in.)
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