Maps, Russia, China, La Tartarie Occidentalem, Golfe of Lyau-tong, Peking
"Carte De La Tartarie Occidentale Pour servir a l'Histoire Generale des Voyages." Copper etching by Bellin dated 1749.
In the center of the map is Lake Kurahan Ulan, the scene of the siege of Karakum ou Kuran. In the north is part of Siberia. In the lower right is part of China with Peking and the Golfe of Lyau-tong.
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 vertical centerfold. Light browning on margin edges.
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