CARTE REDUITE DES ISLES ACORES Dressée par Ordre du Roi sous le Ministère de M. DE BERTRAND d'après les Observations faites par M de Fleurieu, en 1769, et par Don Vicente Tofino en 1788, publiée au dépot Des Cartes, Plans et Journaux de la Marine.With 3 large nice compass. In lower part, the coastal profiles of the mountains. Nicolas Bellin worked as the Depot de la Marine as hydrographic engineer. He is one of the most important mapmakers of the 18th century. In 1741, he became the first Ingenieur de la Marine et des Depots des cartes et plans de la Marine and became official Hydrographer of the French King. During his work as official Hydrographer, the Depot de la Marine was the most active center for the production of sea charts and maps, with a large atlas folio of sea-charts of France, the Neptune François. He also produced some sea atlases of the world, as "the Atlas maritime and the hydrographie Française". Size with margins : 90 x 61 cm / 35,4 x 24 inches. Edition : Paris, dated 1791 , the Depot de la Marine stamp in right bottom of the map, XVIIIe Century.
The Depot de la Marine, also named as Depot des cartes et plans de la Marine, was the official institution of maps in F. This institution was the contributor of the knowledge in France about marine and navigation. Most of mapmakers worked for it, as Nicholas Bellin, Buache, Bauche, Bonne and Beautemps-Beaupré.
Epot became in 1806 the Naval Hydrographic service, and still exists today with the name SHOM (service hydrographique et océanographique de la marine). We send maps by DHL. WE DON'T SELL LASER AND COPIES MAPS, ALL WE SELL IS ORIGINAL AND ANTIQUE.Due to the age an type of paper, some imperfections are to be expected. Please examine the images provided carefully, and if you have any questions please ask and we will be happy to help you. The item "ACORES ISLANDS 1791 NICOLAS BELLIN UNUSUAL VERY LARGE ANTIQUE SEA CHART" is in sale since Wednesday, October 14, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Africa Maps". The seller is "efi6" and is located in Paris. This item can be shipped worldwide.