Maps, Russia, Kamchatka Peninsula, Kuril Islands, northern Japan
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"Carte des Isles Kouriles d'apres la Carte Russe.". Copper engraving by Laurent for Bellin ca 1760. Fine, recent hand coloring.
In the upper right ispart of the Kamchatka Peninsula with the Kuril Islands below. Southwest of the Kurils are the islands northern Japan. In the upper left is part of Sakhalin and the mouth of the Amur River.
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 image is strong and clean. On the outer margin edges is light browning. Two folds to fit book size.
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