SMALL FRENCH MAP OF THE PORT OF ACAPULCO, MEXICO

 

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AUTHOR:

BELLIN, JACQUES-NICOLAS

TITLE:

Plan du Port D’Acapulco...

CONDITION:

7 7/8” x 6”. Uncolored. A strong impression in very good condition with some minor spotting.

DATE:

1764

DESCRIPTION:

An excellent small map of the port of Acapulco, Mexico, showing the old fort. The map 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:

Tooley’s Dictionary of Mapmakers, Revised Edition, Volume I, pp. 116-117.

Inventory No. 7845

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