Map, Carte Reduite Des Terres Australes, Bellin Jacques Nicolas, c1753, Hand Coloured Reproduction
Map, Carte Reduite Des Terres Australe, Bellin Jaques Nicolas, Hand Coloured Reproduction
Cartographer: Bellin Jaques, Nicolas
Paper size: 348 x 253mm
print size: 275 x 200mm
Condition: Very Good
Description: Reproduction( Original was a copper engraving
One of only a handful of c.18th maps solely devoted to the Australian continent, by Nicholas Bellin the most eminent French cartographer of his day.
Bellin completes Australia’s east coast with an imaginary line connecting the southern portions of Van Diemen’s Land discovered by Abel Tasman, to the Solomon Islands and New Guinea. He includes a note on the east coast; Je Suppose que de Diemen peut Venir se joundre avec la Terre de S. Espirit mais sans preuves, ( I assume that de Diemen can come to join with the Land of S. Spirit but without proof).