Fortress Cap Corse, Africa Antique print by Bellin 1750.
Title: Vue Nord Ouest du Cape Corse
Description: View of the British Fort on Cap Corse Guinea - Sierra Leone West Africa. The print is copperplate engraved with hand coloring.
Cartographer/mapmaker 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.
Engraved by Jakob van der Schley aka Jakob van Schley a Dutch engraver. He studied under Bernard Picart. Most of the plates in the Dutch edition of Prévost's "Histoire générale des voyages" are signed by van der Schley.
Publishers: Prévost, Abbé, 1697-1763 - Meusnier de Querlon, A.-G. 1702-1780 - Pierre de Hondt, The Hague between 1747 – 1780.
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Size: Sheet app.: 22.5 x 16.5 cm. 8.75 x 6.5 inches. Image app.: 18 x 12 cm 7.25 x 4.5 inches. Condition: Very good, fold as published.