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(History of Cartography, Geographic description of the Antilles): Description geographique des isles Antilles possédées par les Anglois by  Jacques Nicolas Bellin - First Edition - 1758 - from The Prime Meridian: Antique Maps & Books and Biblio.com

(History of Cartography, Geographic description of the Antilles): Description geographique des isles Antilles possédées par les Anglois

by Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Condition: Very Good


A Paris: De l'imprimerie de Didot, 1758. This 10.5 inch quarto is in very good condition, sound hinges, 171 pp. with all 22 maps (several folding), plans and views in very good or better condition on heavy paper. Contemporary calf boards with original marbeled pastedowns, two title pages (one decorative with attribution to Bellin), "Tables des Titres" and "Table des Cartes, Plans et Vues." Six compartment, banded spine, with red, gilt title label.Triple (French), gilt fillets on front and rear boards. Bellin was the first chief hydrographic engineer of the French Hydrographic Office (see Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, revised ed.). Ref: Beinecke, Lesser Antilles Collection, 215; Sabin 4553. This is an extremely nice copy.. First Edition. Full-Leather. Very Good.
  • Bookseller: The Prime Meridian: Antique Maps & Books US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 3608
  • Title: (History of Cartography, Geographic description of the Antilles): Description geographique des isles Antilles possédées par les Anglois
  • Author: Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
  • Format/binding:Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: De l'imprimerie de Didot
  • Place: A Paris
  • Date published: 1758
  • Keywords: Bellin, Hydrographic Office, France, West Indies, Jamaica, Barbados, Bermuda, Gulf of Mexico
  • Bookseller catalogs: H. Books--Travel & Exploration; E. Books--Atlases;



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