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												(History of Cartography, Geographic description of the Antilles): Description geographique des isles Antilles… by  Jacques Nicolas Bellin
	 - First Edition
			 - 1758
		 - from The Prime Meridian: Antique Maps & Books (SKU: 3608)

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

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

by Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

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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.

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Bookseller’s 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 of Publication
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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