MAP OF CHARLESTON, SC FROM THE PETIT ATLAS MARITIME

 

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AUTHOR:

BELLIN, JACQUES-NICOLAS

TITLE:

Port et Vill De Charles-Town dan la Caroline...

CONDITION:

8 1/4” x 5 7/8”. Uncolored. Excellent condition.

DATE:

1764

DESCRIPTION:

This excellent small map of Charleston is based on an inset on Crisp’s 1711 map and includes the town, Fort Johnson, and the surrounding vicinity. It appeared in Bellin’s Petit Atlas Maritime, an extraordinary five volume work containing several hundred maps. Jacques-Nicolas Bellin (born Paris 1703, died Versailles 21 March 1772) had a distinguished 50-year career as one of France’s leading cartographers. In 1721 he was appointed hydrographer to the French Navy upon the creation of France's hydrographic office, the Dépôt des cartes et plans de la Marine. Appointed "ingénieur hydrographe" in August 1741, he was also a member of the Académie de Marine and of the Royal Society of London.

REFERENCES:

Cumming, The Southeast In Early Maps, #343.

Inventory No. 7705

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