Crosswind between the Continents Old Sea charts by Bellin 1753
Title : Representation du Cours ordinaire des Vents de Traverse … La Grande Mer du Sud, La Mer Atlantique & celledes Indes.
Description: 2 antique maps centered on the equator showing the Crosswind between the Continents in the Oceans. California as Island, Australia partly as New Holland. Atractive sea charts of tides and currents.
(Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, vol. 1, pp. 116-17)
Engraved by Cosmant. Author: Jacques Nicolas Bellin (1703 – 21 March 1772) (Royal Hydrographer, engineer of the French Navy and member of the Royal Society) For Antoine-François Prevost's " L`Histoire Generale des Voyages" Published by Pierre de Hondt, The Hague between 1747 -1780.
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Sheets app.: 32 x 16.5 cm. 12.75 x 6.5 inches. Image app.: 30 x 15 cm. 11.75 x 5.75 inches, Condition: Very good clean engravings, folds as published.