THE MALDIVES BY NICHOLAS BELLIN CIRCA 1760.
CARTE DES ISLES MALDIVES
Attractive copper line engraved map originally produced by Bellin to accompany Prevost's 'Histoire General des Voyages'. Jacques Nicolas Bellin (1703-1772) was probably the most important French cartographer of the mid-eighteenth century. He was appointed the first Ingenieur Hydrographe de la Marine, and also Official Hydrographer to the King. The present map dates to around 1760.
Measures approx. 150 x 215 mm. Good condition, see photo. old folds..
A guaranteed genuine antique map.