Antique Map Africa




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 [.

' - 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. Original middle fold, as issued. Creases along the middle fold.

The margin edges with some creases and soiling. A few imperfections in the margin edges (not affecting image). 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.

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  • Type: Nautical Map
  • Country/Region: Northwest Africa
  • Format: Atlas Map
  • Cartographer/Publisher: Depot de la Marine
  • Printing Technique: Copper Plate
  • Original/Reproduction: Antique Original
  • Date Range: 1700-1799
  • Year: 1753
  • Subject: Maps
  • Cartographer: Jacques Nicolas Bellin
  • Publisher: Depot de la Marine
  • Medium: Engraving
  • Framing: Unframed
  • Signed: Plate signed
  • Color: Multi-Color
  • Size: Medium
  • Orientation: Landscape
  • Height (Inches): 25.2
  • Width (Inches): 36.4
  • Height (Centimeters): 64.0
  • Width (Centimeters): 92.5
  • EAN: 8718613646042