Place Published: [Paris]
Date Published: 1744
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: No binding
First Edition. Paper flat size: 5-3/4 x 8 inches to the neat-line with right border having #39 sideways. Was folded, now flat and has been cleaned and deacidified, with some paper repairs including word premieres in tile which is now missing a few letters, otherwise, good condition. No engraver stated.
Copper engraved map. Bellin's map of the coasts of "French Florida", following the first discoveries of Carolina, Georgia, and Northern Florida and extending from Cape Fear and the Cape Fear River to St. Augustine. Several forts are located (Fort Scheningh, Fort Wantoot, Fort Edisto, Fort Argyle) and several early towns (St. Augustine, Savannah, St. Joseph, New London, Charles Town (Charleston), James Town, Pediee, etc.) There are a number of cartographic errors, including the incorrect positions of James Town and Charles Town which are labeled as neighboring towns. Relief shown pictorially.
Cumming (SE) #259
The map was produced for Charlevoix's 1744 Histoire et description générale de la Nouvelle France.
Jacques Nicolas Bellin was one of the most important and proficient French cartographers of the mid-eighteenth century. He was appointed the first Ingenieur Hydrographe de la Marine, and also Official Hydrographer to the French King.
Very Good. Item #8624