Northern Mariana Islands Larans and Saypan Bellin 1761
Title: Vue des Deux Isles Larrons - Vue de la Coste du Nord Ouest de Saypan.
Description: Vue de la Coste du Nord Ouest de Saypan, old map, coast view of the Northern Mariana Islands Larans and Saypan by the mapmaker Nicolas Bellin. The map is copperplate engraved with hand-coloring and was published in Histoire generale des voyages by Antoinine Prevost.
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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Sheet app.: 19.5 x 15.5 cm. 7.75 x 6.25 inches. Image app.: 17.5 x 11.5 cm. 6.75 x 4.5 inches. Condition: Very good folded map in fine condition.