Carte de la Floride de la Louisiane Florida map Bellin 1757
Title: Carte de la Floride de la Louisiane et Pays Voisins. 1757
Description: Antique old map of Louisiana and northern and western Florida includes most of Texas from the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico, showing Indian (Apaches and Cenis) land and the entry to the unknown land. Original antique map in old 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.: 35 x 25.5 cm. 13.75 x 10 inches. Image app.: 30 x 22 cm. 12 x 8.75 inches. Condition: Fine old map in very good condition, folds as published.