“Vue des deux Isles des Larrons” and “Vue de la coste du Nord Ouest de Saypan” published in Prevost’s Histoire Generale Des Voyages, Antoinine Prevost, about 1748. Copper engraved print by the mapmaker Nicolas Bellin, very good conditions, cm. 42 x 28.
Mapmaker Cartographer: Jacques Nicolas Bellin (1703 – 21 March 1772)
Bellin was born in Paris. He was hydrographer of France’s hydrographic office, member of the Académie de Marine and of the Royal Society of London.
Over a 50 year career, he produced a large number of maps of particular interest to the Ministère de la Marine.
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