Antique Print-SEA CHART-COAST-FRENCH GUIANA-SOUTH AMERICA-CAYENNE-Bellin-1763

Price: € 224,50

Subject: Antique print, titled: 'Carte de la Guyane Francoise et l'Isle de Cayenne.' - A decorative map/chart of the coast of French Guiana, including the edges of Surinam in the Northwest and Brasil in the Southeast. Depth soundings along the coast. An inset map shows in greater detail the area around the capital Cayenne.
Condition: Good, given age. A large dampstain in the lower right corner of margin and image. Paper damage in the top margin (not affecting image). Top margin unevenly cropped. Left margin browned and with a small tear (not affecting image). A small wormhole in the lower edge of the sheet, just below image. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
Medium: Engraving on hand laid paper.
Size (in cm): The overall size is ca. 64.3 x 46.9 cm. The image size is ca. 58.2 x 42.3 cm.
Size (in inch): The overall size is ca. 25.3 x 18.5 inch. The image size is ca. 22.9 x 16.7 inch.
Part Number: 63703
Location: (PCO) Lade1-271 @PCO
Description: Published for the Depot de la Marine in 1763.

Artists and Engravers: Made by 'Croisey' after 'Jacques-Nicolas Bellin'. Jacques-Nicolas Bellin (1703-1772) was one of the most important cartographers of the 18th century. 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.