Maps, Russia, Cape Russkly Zavarot, Novaya Zemlya, Yugorskiy, Bellin
"Carte du Detroit de Waeigats, ou de Nassua ". Copper etching by M. Bellin in recent coloring. Dated 1758.
A decorative map of a remote and almost unknown area. On each side of the island of Novaya Zemlya is a windrose in the Arctic Sea. In the southwest is Cape Russkly Zavarot and the area shown as Nouvelle Hollande is the Yugorskiy Penninsula.
Bellin was a French hydrographer, geographer, and member of the French intellectual group the Philosophes. Bellin was born in Paris. He was hydrographer of France's hydrographic office, member of the Académie de Marine and of the Royal Society of London. Over a 50 year career, he produced a large number of maps of particular interest to the Ministère de la Marine. His maps of Canada and of French territories in North America (New France, Acadia, Louisiana) are particularly valuable. He died at Versailles.
Original antique print
Condition of map is Very Good.
19.5 x 30.8 cm (7.7 x 12.1") interior design, wall decoration, ideas, idea, gift ideas, present, vintage, charming, special, decoration, home interior, living room design