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Lovely map of the Western Hemisphere with the Le Petit Atlas Maritime's distinctive green tinting.

Place/Date: Paris / 1763
Title: Carte de l’Amerique et des Mers Voisines
50 x 31 cm (19.75 x 12.25 in)
Original color
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Map of the Western Hemisphere from Cape Horn to Baffin Bay with an attractive rococo-style cartouche and compass rose. The publisher has included several notations concerning important geographical mysteries of the day, including the Mer de l’Ouest (Sea of the West) and the existence of a northwest passage.


Jacques Nicolas Bellin

Jacques Nicolas Bellin (1703 – 21 March 1772) was a French hydrographer, geographer, and intellectual.

Born in Paris, Bellin was head of France’s hydrographic office, as well as a member of both 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.

Condition Description

Very good.


Tooley, Mapping America, p. 208-9. Rumsey 6903.000.

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