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Carte de la Siberia Et des Pays Voisins - by Bellin circa 1758

Siberia antique map18th century map of Siberia
Siberia by Bellin
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Carte de la Siberia Et des Pays Voisins Pour servir a l'Histoire generale des Voyages, Par le S. Bellin Ing. de la Marine. Echelle de deux Cents Lieues communes. Engraved by J. N. Bellin c.1758.
Extensive 18th century map of Siberia featuring Moscow with a decorative title cartouche.

Condition: Good imprint trimmed bottom left margin, folding copy, contemporary ink annotations.

Title: An antique map of Siberia
Medium: Copperplate engraving. Image Size: 295 x 455mm, 11.5 x 18 " approx.
Order No. 2323 Price: £100.00 Paper Size: 325 x 500mm, 12.75 x 19.75 " approx.
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Biography:

Jacques Nicolas Bellin 1703 - 72

Bellin spent over fifty years at the French Hydrographic Service where he was appointed the first Ingeniuer hydrogrographe de la Marine. During his time there he was commissioned to carry out major surveys, first of the coasts of France and later all the known coasts of the world. This resulted in production of a large number of sea charts of the highest quality which appeared in many editions with varying numbers of charts to the end of the century.

He was appointed Hydrographer to the King and was a member of the Royal Society in London.
Atlases by Bellin include:

Maps for Prevost's L'Histoire Générale des Voyages - 1747-61.
Atlas Maritime - 1751.
Neptune François - 1753 and re-issues.
Partie occidentale et orientale de la Nouvelle France, ou du Canada - 1755.
Hydrographie Françoise: 2 volumes 1756-65 re-issues to 1802.
Guiana - 1757.
Essai géographique sur les Isles des Britanniques - 1757.
Petit Atlas Maritime: 5 Volumes - 1764.
Corsica - 1769.
Gulf of Venice - 1771.
Charts of the Caribbean - 1773.


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18th century map of Siberia by Bellin

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