Maps, Africa, Carte de la Coste Orientale d'Afrique, Red Sea, Dahlak
"Carte De La Coste Orientale D'Afrique........." Copper etching by Bellin, dated 1740. Modern hand coloring.
Map shows part of the northeastern coast of Africa from the Island of Dahlak in the Red Sea and extending south to the area of the Comoro islands.
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 has folds to fit book size. A few very light spots in margins. Otherwise condition is Almost Very Good.
24.7 x 18.5 cm ( 9.7 x 7.2 ")