Maps, Russia, Russian Arctic Sea, Kara Sea, Obi Gulf
"Partie de la Mer Glaciale Contenant la Nouvelle Zenble et le Pais et le Pais des Samoides". Copper etching by Nicolas Bellin. Dated 1758.
Detailed area of the Russian Arctic Sea. Kara Sea and Obi Gulf.
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
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