1748 (1770) N B Bellin Large Antique World Map with Updates by Capt. Cook

1748 (1770) N B Bellin Large Antique World Map with Updates by Capt. Cook
1748 (1770) N B Bellin Large Antique World Map with Updates by Capt. Cook
1748 (1770) N B Bellin Large Antique World Map with Updates by Capt. Cook
1748 (1770) N B Bellin Large Antique World Map with Updates by Capt. Cook
1748 (1770) N B Bellin Large Antique World Map with Updates by Capt. Cook

1748 (1770) N B Bellin Large Antique World Map with Updates by Capt. Cook

Essay d une Carte Reduite Contenant les parties connuees Du Globe Terrestre... 31in x 22in (790mm x 560mm).

Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stable Paper color : - off white Age of map color: - Early Colors used: - Yellow, green, pink, blue General color appearance: - Authentic Paper size: - 31in x 22in (790mm x 560mm) Plate size: - 28 1/2in x 20 1/2in (725mm x 520mm) Margins: - Min 1in (25mm). Margins: - Folds as issued Plate area: - Folds as issued Verso: - Folds as issued. Background: Antique map dealer, Antique maps for sale, Collectable antique maps, Collectable old Maps, Collectable vintage maps, Genuine Antique maps, Genuine collectable maps, Maps from antiquity, Old original maps for sale, Original antique maps, Rare antique maps, Rare Antique Maps, Rare map dealer, Rare m The map presents the entire world on Mercator Projection based on a Paris (LIsle de Fer) meridian, exhibiting post-Cook geography throughout, but most specifically in the Pacific and along the northwest coast of America.

North America to the west of the Mississippi is vaguely rendered according to 16th century expeditions into the region by Coronado, La Salle, De Soto, and others. Bellin identifies the semi-mythical civilizations of Quivira and Teguayo, both associated with legends of the Seven Cities of Gold, in what is modern day Utah, California, and Nevada. Along the western coast the strait discovered by Martin Aguilar is noted.

Further north still the River of the West Fl. De lOuest extends from the west coast to the Lake of the Woods (Lac de Bois) and thence via additional waterways to the Great Lakes and the Atlantic.

The River of the West appeared in many 18th century maps of the Americas and is reflective of French hopes for a water route from their colonies in Canada and Louisiana to the Pacific. Still further north the coastline becomes extremely vague, in places vanishing altogether.

The Aleutians are vaguely rendered according to various sightings by Vitus Jonassen Bering and Aleksei Chirikov in the 1740s and identified as the Archipel de Nord. In the Pacific, various Polynesian Island groups are noted though many are slightly or significantly misplaced.

The Solomon Islands are vastly oversized referencing the early 17th claims of Quiros. The other lands discovered and erroneously mapped by Quiros in 1606 and Davis in 1686 during their search of the great southern continent are also noted. New Zealand is rendered twice though is accurate in its form and position. Australia, here labeled Nouvelle Holland, has part of its southern coastline ghosted in and Van Diemens Land (Tasmania) is attached to the mainland.

The southern coast of New Guinea is similarly ghosted in, suggesting its unexplored state. It is of interest that there is a common misconception regarding this map that suggests the first edition was dated 1748. There are editions with a printed date of 1748, but these are actually later editions.

The 1748 date is a printing error in which 8 and 4 are transposed, the actual date of publication being 1784. The first edition of this map is the 1778 example shown here. Bellin, Jacques Nicholas 1703-72 Bellin was one of the most important cartographers of the 18th century. With a career spanning some 50 years, Bellin is best understood as geographe de cabinet and transitional mapmaker spanning the gap between 18th and early 19th century cartographic styles.

His long career as Hydrographer and Ingénieur Hydrographe at the French Dépôt des cartes et plans de la Marine resulted in hundreds of high quality nautical charts of practically everywhere in the world. A true child of the Enlightenment Era, Bellin\\\'s work focuses on function and accuracy tending in the process to be less decorative than the earlier 17th and 18th century cartographic work. Unlike many of his contemporaries, Bellin was always careful to cite his references and his scholarly corpus consists of over 1400 articles on geography prepared for Diderot\\\'s Encyclopedie. Bellin, despite his extraordinary success, may not have enjoyed his work, which is described as \\\long, unpleasant, and hard.

\\\ In addition to numerous maps and charts published during his lifetime, many of Bellin\\\'s maps were updated (or not) and published posthumously. He was succeeded as Ingénieur Hydrographe by his student, also a prolific and influential cartographer, Rigobert Bonne. Please note all items auctioned are genuine, we do not sell reproductions. A Certificate of Authenticity (COA) can be issued on request.

What is an Antique Map. The word Antique in the traditional sense refers to an item that is more than a hundred years old.

The majority of antique maps for sale today come from books or atlases and have survived due to the protection offered by the hardback covers. The first thing to determine when staring a collection or purchasing an item, is what is important to you. Most collectors prefer to build their collections around a theme. You may decide to collect maps from one region or country, charting its development through time.

Similarly you could collect maps of one particular period in time, by type i. Sea or celestial charts or by cartographer.

The collector might also want to consider the theme of cartographical misconceptions such as California as an island or Australia as Terra Australis or the Great Southern Land. The subject is so wide that any would-be-collector has almost endless possibilities to find his own little niche within the field, and thereby build a rewarding collection. Starting a collection & pricing. Pricing is based on a number of different factors, the most important of which is regional. In any series of maps the most valuable are usually the World Map and the America/North America.

The World because it is usually the most decorative and America because it has the strongest regional market. Other factors that come into play re: price is rarity, age, size, historical importance, decorative value (colour) and overall condition and quality of paper it is printed on. As specialised dealers, we frequently work with first time map buyers who are just starting their collection. Classical Images was founded 1998 and has built an excellent reputation for supplying high quality original antiquarian maps, historical atlases, antique books and prints. We carry an extensive inventory of antiquarian collectibles from the 15th to 19th century.

Our collection typically includes rare books and decorative antique maps and prints by renowned cartographers, authors and engravers. Specific items not listed may be sourced on request. Classical Images adheres to the Codes of Ethics outlined by the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA). We are a primarily an online based enterprise, however our inventory may be viewed by appointment. This item is in the category "Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\World Maps".

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1748 (1770) N B Bellin Large Antique World Map with Updates by Capt. Cook