Maps, Asia, South East Asia, Philippines, Bellin
"Carte des Isles Philippines Dresse sur la Carte Espagnole du R.P. Murillo de Velarde"
After the drawing and measuring by Jacques Nicolas Bellin (103-1772)
Below map title in the Dutch language.
Southern part of a two part map of the Philippines
Paris, dated 1752
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
Map is in excellent condition with superb hand coloring. Two vertical folds to fit book size.
20,5 x 29,7 cm (ca. 8 x 11.7")
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