Carte de L’Isle de Teneriffe old map Tenerife by Bellin 1764
Title: Carte de L’Isle de Teneriffe…
Description: Tenerife antique old map of the Canary Islands, Spain. It's dominated by Mt. Teide, a dormant volcano that is Spain's tallest peak. Origin map by the cartographer mapmaker Nicolas Bellin. The map is copperplate engraved with hand coloring published in Antoine-François Prevost's monumental 20 volume edition of L`Histoire Generale des Voyages published by Pierre de Hondt, The Hague between 1747 – 1780
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.: 19 x 25.5 cm. 7.5 x 10 inches. Image app.: 15 x 20.5 cm. 5.75 x 8 inches.Condition: View very good.