India. Plan de Madras et du Fort St. Georges Bellin map 1746
Title: Plan de Madras et du Fort St. Georges pris par les François le 21 septembre 1746.
Description: Old antique map of Madras (Chennai) and the Fort St. George, conquered by the French on 21 September 1746. The engraving is hand-colored and derived from Antonine de Prevost, Histoire générale des voyages.
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.
Most of the plates in the Dutch edition of Prévost's "Histoire générale des voyages" are signed by the engraver 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.: 45 x 25 cm. 17.75 x 10 inches. Image app.: 41 x 19 cm. 16 x 7.5 inches. Condition: Fine hand colored copper engraving in very good condition, folds as published.