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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 / 1757 circa
Size:
12 x 8.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
46311
Place/Date:
Paris / 1757
Size:
12.5 x 8 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
47410
Place/Date:
Paris / 1757
Size:
11.5 x 7.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
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61404
Place/Date:
Paris / 1757
Size:
6 x 8.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
63867
Place/Date:
Paris / 1758
Size:
13.5 x 8.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
38667
Place/Date:
Paris / 1758
Size:
18 x 13 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
55417
Place/Date:
Paris / 1758
Size:
13.5 x 8.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
59194
Place/Date:
Paris / 1760 circa
Size:
5.5 x 7.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
34248
Place/Date:
Paris / 1760 circa
Size:
10.5 x 8.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
34874
Place/Date:
Paris / 1760 circa
Size:
10.5 x 11.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
54714
Place/Date:
Paris / 1763
Size:
11 x 8.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
40868
Place/Date:
Paris / 1764
Size:
6.5 x 8.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
11160
Place/Date:
Paris / 1764
Size:
12 x 8 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
26714
Place/Date:
Paris / 1764
Size:
10.5 x 6.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
42999
Place/Date:
Paris / 1764
Size:
7 x 8.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
47617
Place/Date:
Paris / 1764
Size:
7 x 8.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
46395
Place/Date:
Paris / 1764
Size:
6 x 8.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
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47729
Place/Date:
Paris / 1764
Size:
7 x 8.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
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46415
Place/Date:
Paris / 1764
Size:
7 x 8.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
46360
Place/Date:
Paris / 1764
Size:
13 x 8.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
47318
Place/Date:
Paris / 1764
Size:
7 x 8.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
46957
Place/Date:
Paris / 1764
Size:
7 x 8.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
47646
Place/Date:
Paris / 1764
Size:
6.5 x 8.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
47512
Place/Date:
Paris / 1764
Size:
6.5 x 8.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
46279
Place/Date:
Paris / 1764
Size:
7 x 8.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
47798
Place/Date:
Paris / 1764
Size:
13.5 x 8.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
58586
Place/Date:
Paris / 1764
Size:
12 x 9 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
58633
Place/Date:
Paris / 1764
Size:
12 x 18 inches
Condition:
VG+
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58634
Place/Date:
Paris / 1764
Size:
14 x 8 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
58658

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Place/Date:
Paris / 1744
Size:
8.5 x 6.5 inches
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VG+
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27211
Place/Date:
Paris / 1744
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11.25 x 8 inches
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VG
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27259
Place/Date:
Paris / 1744
Size:
11 x 8 inches
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VG
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36415
Place/Date:
Paris / 1744
Size:
11 x 7.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
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35298
Place/Date:
Paris / 1744
Size:
8.5 x 6.5 inches
Condition:
VG
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36475
Place/Date:
Paris / 1744
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11 x 8 inches
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VG
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37410
Place/Date:
Paris / 1744
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11 x 8 inches
Condition:
VG
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37495
Place/Date:
Paris / 1744
Size:
11.5 x 8 inches
Condition:
VG
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36488
Place/Date:
Paris / 1744
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10.75 x 7.5 inches
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VG
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36713
Place/Date:
Paris / 1744
Size:
11 x 7.75 inches
Condition:
VG
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36985
Place/Date:
Paris / 1744
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11.25 x 8 inches
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VG+
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37195
Place/Date:
Paris / 1744
Size:
7 x 9 inches
Condition:
VG+
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41639
Place/Date:
Paris / 1744
Size:
11 x 8 inches
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VG+
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42669
Place/Date:
Paris / 1744
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22 x 16 inches
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VG+
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44525
Place/Date:
Paris / 1745
Size:
11.5 x 8 inches
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VG
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10888
Place/Date:
Paris / 1745 circa
Size:
16 x 11 inches
Condition:
VG+
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41351
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1746
Size:
12 x 9 inches
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VG
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10873
Place/Date:
Paris / 1746
Size:
9 x 6 inches
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VG
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18975
Place/Date:
Paris / 1746
Size:
11 x 7.5 inches
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20048
Place/Date:
Paris / 1746
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11 x 7.5 inches
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VG+
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20077
Place/Date:
Paris / 1747
Size:
13.5 x 8.5 inches
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VG
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15346
Place/Date:
Paris / 1747
Size:
10.5 x 8.5 inches
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VG+
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6498
Place/Date:
Paris / 1747
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12 x 9.5 inches
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VG
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34275
Place/Date:
Paris / 1747 circa
Size:
18 x 14.5 inches
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VG
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41008