Carte Reduite des Isles Britanniques Troisime Feuille Patie Meridionale de L’Ecose…

Cartographer(s): Jacques Nicolas Bellin
Date: 1757
Place: Paris
Dimensions: 90 x 58 cm (35.5 x 23 in)
Condition Rating: VG

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Lovely 1757 Depot de la Marine map of southern Scotland and Northern Ireland, including Edinburgh and Glasgow


Attractive 1757 map of southern Scotland with part of Northern Ireland. It features exceptional detail of coasts and cities, including Edinburgh and Glasgow. Loch Ness is depicted as well, but no monster.

The map is adorned with a lovely cartouche and the Depot de la Marine seal, and is laid on a handsome rose linen that compliments that hand color of the map nicely.


Jacques Nicolas Bellin

Jacques Nicolas Bellin (1703 – 1772) was a French hydrographer, geographer, and intellectual who worked for the Ministère de la Marine from age 18. Born in Paris, Bellin was appointed to the hydrographic office of the French Navy in 1741, rising quickly through the ranks to become its chief mapmaker. He was appointed to the Académie de Marine and the Royal Society of London. 

During his long career, Bellin developed new and very accurate systems for compiling coastal charts, and he became one of the most copied cartographers of the 18th century. Over the course of fifty years, Bellin produced a large number of maps for the Ministère de la Marine. His maps of Canada and French territories in North America (New France, Acadia, Louisiana) were particularly valuable because they helped secure navigation on the St. Lawrence River and formed the cartographic basis for French claims of the Great Lakes region and Mississippi River Valley. He died at Versailles.

Condition Description

Excellent. Sectioned and laid on linen.