Onrust Island Indonesia - Vue de l’Isle Onrust Bellin map 1752
Title: Vue de l’Isle Onrust – Gezicht van’t eiland Onrust.
Description: Vue de l’Isle Onrust, Old antique engraving Dutch title Gezicht van’t eiland Onrust by the mapmaker Nicolas Bellin. Onrust Island is named after the Dutch Onrust, or "unrest". The island is also known as Pulau Kapal. Onrust was the site of a major shipyard and five-sided fort that had belonged to the by then defunct Dutch East India Company. The Dutch had to rebuild the naval base on Onrust several times due to British attacks, such as the one in 1800. In the year 1770, Captain Sir James T. Cook and his ship HMS Endeavour had stopped on the island to replenish supplies before continuing the voyage to Australia.
Mapmaker: 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.
Publisher: Antonine de Prevost d' Exile's Histoire generale des voyages.
Engraver: Jakob van der Schley aka Jakob van Schley (26 July 1715 Amsterdam - 12 February 1779 Amsterdam) was a Dutch draughtsman and engraver. He studied under Bernard Picart (1673-1733)
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Size: Sheet app.: 40 x 28 cm. 15.75 x 11 inches. Image app.: 28 x 18 cm. 11 x 7.25 inches. Condition: Fine hand colored engraving in excellent condition, suitable for framing. Folds as published.