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Antique Print-SEA CHART-COAST-MOROCCO-CANARY ISLANDS-SPAIN-Bellin-1753

Antique Print-SEA CHART-COAST-MOROCCO-CANARY ISLANDS-SPAIN-Bellin-1753
Antique Print-SEA CHART-COAST-MOROCCO-CANARY ISLANDS-SPAIN-Bellin-1753

Antique Print-SEA CHART-COAST-MOROCCO-CANARY ISLANDS-SPAIN-Bellin-1753

Original Antique Maps and Prints. 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 for the Depot de la Marine'. 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. 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 Riobert Bonne. Subject: Antique print, titled:''Carte Reduite des Costes Occidentales d''Afrique et les Isles Canaries.

' - A sea chart of northwest Africa, Morocco, Madeira and the Canary islands, as well as southern Spain and Gibraltar. Depth soundings along the African and Spanish coasts, thumb lines and a decorative cartouche.

Condition: Size (in cm): The overall size is ca. 92.5 x 64 cm.

The image size is ca. 86.5 x 54.5 cm. Size (in inch): The overall size is ca. 36.4 x 25.2 inch.

34.1 x 21.5 inch. Medium: Engraving, hand coloured on hand laid paper. ThePrintsCollector Peter Cornelissen, Margo van Latum - van Dongen, Frank van Latum Zeeland - The Netherlands. We guarantee our items to be genuine original.

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The item "Antique Print-SEA CHART-COAST-MOROCCO-CANARY ISLANDS-SPAIN-Bellin-1753" is in sale since Sunday, June 30, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Africa Maps". The seller is "theprintscollectoruk" and is located in Zeeland.

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  • Medium: Engraving
  • Subject: Topographical
  • Type: Antique (Pre-1900)


Antique Print-SEA CHART-COAST-MOROCCO-CANARY ISLANDS-SPAIN-Bellin-1753