- Title - "Representation du Cours ordinaire des Vents de Traverse qui regnent le long des Cotes dans la Mer Atlantique & celle des Indes"
- Cartographer - Jacques Nicolas Bellin
- Date - 1753 Paris
- Size - 285mm x 140mm
- Condition - In near fine, clean antiquarian condition with attractive full hand color
Attractive Early Scientific Map
A relatively early scientific map of world winds relating to the Atlantic and Indian oceans, which means here the east coast of South America, Africa, and the Arabian Sea and Indian coasts. Eight islands are named in the bottom margins which correspond to their locations on the map (with tiny numbers- such as Aruba, Cape Verde islands, Ascension, etc.).
Entitled, "Representation du Cours ordinaire des Vents de Traverse qui regnent le long des Cotes dans la Mer Atlantique & celle des indes", issued 1753, Paris by Jacques Nicolas Bellin (1703-72). Bellin was the important French cartographer who spent over 50 years at the French Hydrographic Service and was appointed the first "Ingenieur Hydrographe de la Marine", as well as later in life "Hydrographer to the King". Bellin is best known for his high quality French sea charts and his finely engraved world maps for Prevost's "L'Histoire Generale des Voyages". (See profile of Bellin in the Cartographers section above).
Printed on large sheet, so has generous margins all around, 50mm +, not shown in photograph.
An uncommon map in great condition.
Item ID: 15145-9
: €295.00 (€304.29 Inc. VAT)