Kingdom Of Bengal Old map Royaume de Bengale by Bellin 1746
Title: Nouvelle Carte du Royaume de Bengale. Title in Dutch below map: Nieuwe Kaart van het Koninkryk Bengale.
Kingdom Of Bengal Antique Map Nouvelle Carte Du Royaume De Bengale Bellin 1746
Desciption : Kingdom of Bengal Antique old map by the cartographer Nicolas Bellin. The map is original and copperplate engraved with hand coloring taken from the edition of L`Histoire Generale des Voyages 1746. Bengal was a directorate of the VOC Dutch East India Company in Bengal, it then became a colony of the Netherlands until 1825. Kingdom of Bengal extends from Baleshwar, India to Sandwip Island, Bangladesh. The Ganges River is prominently shown crossing the map, and numerous towns are depicted, including Decca (Dhaka) and Ougli (Kolkata). The map also gives great detail of the mountains, forests and farmlands. A note along the coastline warns that it is not well known and extremely dangerous.
Cartographer: Jacques Nicolas Bellin (1703 – 21 March 1772) (Royal Hydrographer, engineer of the French Navy and member of the Royal Society) For Antoine-François Prevost's monumental 20 volume edition of L`Histoire Generale des Voyages published by Pierre de Hondt, The Hague between 1747 – 1780
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Size sheet app.: 40 x 35.5 cm. 15.5 x 14 inches. Image app.: 43.5 x 20.5 cm. 17 x 8 inches. Condition: A fine antique copperplate engraving in very good overall condition, folds as published.