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Jacques-Nicolas Bellin (1703-1772) was among the most important mapmakers of the eighteenth century. In 1721, at only the age of 18, he was appointed Hydrographer to the French Navy. In August 1741, he became the first Ingénieur de la Marine of the Dépôt 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 Dépôt was the one of the most active centers for the production of sea charts and maps in Europe. Their output included a folio-format sea atlas of France, the Neptune Francois. He also produced a number of sea atlases of the world, including the Atlas Maritime and the Hydrographie Francaise. These gained fame and distinction all over Europe and were republished throughout the eighteenth and even in the nineteenth century.

Bellin also produced smaller format maps such as the 1764 Petit Atlas Maritime, containing 580 finely-detailed charts. He also contributed a number of maps for the 15-volume Histoire Generale des Voyages of Antoine François Prévost.

Bellin set a very high standard of workmanship and accuracy, cementing France's leading role in European cartography and geography during this period. Many of his maps were copied by other mapmakers across the continent.

Place/Date:
Paris / 1740
Size:
22.5 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
77521
Place/Date:
Paris / 1746
Size:
11 x 8.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
76691
Place/Date:
Paris / 1747
Size:
9 x 11.5 inches
Condition:
Good
Stock#:
77937
Place/Date:
Paris / 1749
Size:
10 x 10 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
76468
Place/Date:
Paris / 1750
Size:
7 x 8.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
65776
Place/Date:
Paris / 1750
Size:
11 x 9 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
78142
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 / 1753
Size:
23.5 x 16.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
77517
Place/Date:
Paris / 1754
Size:
8.5 x 6.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
38665
Place/Date:
Paris / 1754 circa
Size:
19 x 26 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
56608
Place/Date:
Paris / 1755
Size:
22.5 x 16.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
77518
Place/Date:
Paris / 1756
Size:
25 x 17.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
77499
Place/Date:
Paris / 1757
Size:
9.5 x 8 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
26701
Place/Date:
Paris / 1757
Size:
10.5 x 8.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
27837
Place/Date:
Paris / 1757
Size:
10.5 x 8.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
35996
Place/Date:
Paris / 1757
Size:
12 x 9 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
39485
Place/Date:
Paris / 1757
Size:
10.5 x 9.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
51818
Place/Date:
Paris / 1757
Size:
12 x 8.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
61382
Place/Date:
Paris / 1757 circa
Size:
7 x 9 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
65370

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Paris / 1740
Size:
22 x 16.5 inches
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VG
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36301
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Paris / 1740
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10 x 8.5 inches
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VG+
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47210
Place/Date:
Paris / 1740
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10 x 8.5 inches
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VG+
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60977
Place/Date:
Paris / 1740
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22.5 x 16 inches
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VG+
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Place/Date:
Paris / 1744
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13 x 9.5 inches
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VG+
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0331
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Paris / 1744
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8.5 x 6.5 inches
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Paris / 1744
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14 x 11.5 inches
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VG+
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Paris / 1744
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15 x 10 inches
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VG
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Paris / 1744
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8.5 x 6.5 inches
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VG+
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6337
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Paris / 1744
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11 x 8 inches
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VG
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6398
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Paris / 1744
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11.5 x 8 inches
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VG+
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7970
Place/Date:
Paris / 1744
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22 x 16 inches
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VG
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17053
Place/Date:
Paris / 1744
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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
Condition:
VG-
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17176
Place/Date:
Paris / 1744
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10.75 x 7.5 inches
Condition:
VG
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17177
Place/Date:
Paris / 1744
Size:
11 x 7.75 inches
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VG
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17178
Place/Date:
Paris / 1744
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11.25 x 8.75 inches
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VG
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17218
Place/Date:
Paris / 1744
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10.5 x 8.75 inches
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VG
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17217
Place/Date:
Paris / 1744
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11.25 x 8.75 inches
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VG
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17216
Place/Date:
Paris / 1744
Size:
11.25 x 8 inches
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VG
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17215
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Paris / 1744
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11 x 8.5 inches
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VG-
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17214
Place/Date:
Paris / 1744
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10.75 x 7.5 inches
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VG
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17300
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Paris / 1744
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11 x 8 inches
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17301
Place/Date:
Paris / 1744
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11 x 7.75 inches
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VG
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17302
Place/Date:
Paris / 1744
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14 x 11.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
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17930
Place/Date:
Paris / 1744
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11.5 x 8 inches
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VG
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18316
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Paris / 1744
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15 x 10 inches
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VG
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18448
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Paris / 1744
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12 x 9 inches
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18449
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Paris / 1744
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17.5 x 8 inches
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VG+
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18465
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Paris / 1744
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11 x 8 inches
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VG
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18538
Place/Date:
Paris / 1744
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11 x 8 inches
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VG
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18539
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Paris / 1744
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15 x 10 inches
Condition:
VG
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19301