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Jacques-Nicolas Bellin (1703-1772) was among the most important mapmakers of the eighteenth century. In 1721, at age 18, he was appointed hydrographer (chief cartographer) to the French Navy. In August 1741, he became the first Ingénieur de la Marine of the Depot des cartes et plans de la Marine (the French Hydrographic Office) and was named Official Hydrographer of the French King.

During his term as Official Hydrographer, the Depot was the single most active center for the production of sea charts and maps, including a large folio format sea-chart of France, the Neptune Francois. He also produced a number of sea-atlases of the world, e.g., the Atlas Maritime and the Hydrographie Francaise. These gained fame, distinction, and respect all over Europe and were republished throughout the 18th and even in the succeeding century.

Bellin also came out with smaller format maps such as the 1764 Petit Atlas Maritime, containing 580 finely detailed charts. He also contributed many of the maps for Bellin and contributed a number of maps to the 15-volume Histoire Generale des Voyages of Antoine François Prévost or simply known l'Abbe Prevost.

Bellin set a very high standard of workmanship and accuracy, thus gaining for France a leading role in European cartography and geography. Many of his maps were copied by other mapmakers of Europe.

Place/Date:
Paris / 1740
Size:
22.5 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
61963
Place/Date:
Paris / 1748
Size:
16 x 11.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
55251
Place/Date:
Paris / 1750 circa
Size:
9 x 7 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
29763
Place/Date:
Paris / 1750 circa
Size:
11 x 9 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
34985
Place/Date:
Paris / 1753
Size:
8.5 x 6.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
34662
Place/Date:
Paris / 1753
Size:
11.5 x 8.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
40924
Place/Date:
Paris / 1754
Size:
6.5 x 8 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
61155
Place/Date:
Leipzig / 1755 circa
Size:
14 x 11 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
49087
Place/Date:
Paris / 1755
Size:
8 x 6 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
53105
Place/Date:
Paris / 1756
Size:
25 x 17.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
36407
Place/Date:
Leipzig / 1756
Size:
10 x 7 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
49141
Place/Date:
Paris / 1757
Size:
11 x 8 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
27770
Place/Date:
Paris / 1757
Size:
10.5 x 8.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
27837
Place/Date:
Paris / 1757
Size:
14 x 10 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
0104gh
Place/Date:
Paris / 1757
Size:
10.5 x 8.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
35996
Place/Date:
Paris / 1757
Size:
9.5 x 7 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
40635

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Place/Date:
Paris / 1740
Size:
22 x 16.5 inches
Condition:
VG
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36301
Place/Date:
Paris / 1740
Size:
10 x 8.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
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47210
Place/Date:
Paris / 1744
Size:
13 x 9.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
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0331
Place/Date:
Paris / 1744
Size:
8.5 x 6.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
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15221
Place/Date:
Paris / 1744
Size:
14 x 11.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
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5763
Place/Date:
Paris / 1744
Size:
15 x 10 inches
Condition:
VG
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5772
Place/Date:
Paris / 1744
Size:
8.5 x 6.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
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6337
Place/Date:
Paris / 1744
Size:
11 x 8 inches
Condition:
VG
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6398
Place/Date:
Paris / 1744
Size:
11.5 x 8 inches
Condition:
VG+
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7970
Place/Date:
Paris / 1744
Size:
22 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG
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17053
Place/Date:
Paris / 1744
Size:
7.75 x 5.75 inches
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VG
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17164
Place/Date:
Paris / 1744
Size:
17.5 x 8 inches
Condition:
VG+
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17167
Place/Date:
Paris / 1744
Size:
8.5 x 6.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
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17170
Place/Date:
Paris / 1744
Size:
11 x 8 inches
Condition:
VG
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17175
Place/Date:
/ 1744
Size:
11 x 7.75 inches
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VG-
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17176
Place/Date:
Paris / 1744
Size:
10.75 x 7.5 inches
Condition:
VG
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17177
Place/Date:
Paris / 1744
Size:
11 x 7.75 inches
Condition:
VG
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17178
Place/Date:
Paris / 1744
Size:
11.25 x 8.75 inches
Condition:
VG
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17218
Place/Date:
Paris / 1744
Size:
10.5 x 8.75 inches
Condition:
VG
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17217
Place/Date:
Paris / 1744
Size:
11.25 x 8.75 inches
Condition:
VG
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17216
Place/Date:
Paris / 1744
Size:
11.25 x 8 inches
Condition:
VG
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17215
Place/Date:
Paris / 1744
Size:
11 x 8.5 inches
Condition:
VG-
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17214
Place/Date:
Paris / 1744
Size:
10.75 x 7.5 inches
Condition:
VG
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17300
Place/Date:
Paris / 1744
Size:
11 x 8 inches
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17301
Place/Date:
Paris / 1744
Size:
11 x 7.75 inches
Condition:
VG
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17302
Place/Date:
Paris / 1744
Size:
14 x 11.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
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17930
Place/Date:
Paris / 1744
Size:
11.5 x 8 inches
Condition:
VG
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18316
Place/Date:
Paris / 1744
Size:
15 x 10 inches
Condition:
VG
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18448
Place/Date:
Paris / 1744
Size:
12 x 9 inches
Condition:
VG+
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18449
Place/Date:
Paris / 1744
Size:
17.5 x 8 inches
Condition:
VG+
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18465
Place/Date:
Paris / 1744
Size:
11 x 8 inches
Condition:
VG
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18538
Place/Date:
Paris / 1744
Size:
11 x 8 inches
Condition:
VG
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18539
Place/Date:
Paris / 1744
Size:
15 x 10 inches
Condition:
VG
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19301
Place/Date:
Paris / 1744
Size:
10.75 x 7.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
27173