Maps, Scandinavia, Island Spitzbergen, Norway, Bellin
"Carte Du Spits-Berg Suivant les Hollandois." Copper engraving by Bellin dated 1758.
Map shows the island of Spitzbergen north of Norway.
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, light scattered spots in margins. Light imprinting.
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