|Jacques Nicolas Bellin.|
Carte de l'Isle de la Barbade.
Paris, c.1759. 220 x 165mm. Coloured. Barbados, marking the Parishes.
The 'Histoire générale des Voyages', written by The Abbé Antoine François Prévost (1697-1763) was published in 15 volumes between 1746 and 1759, with illustrations and maps supplied by Jacques-Nicolas Bellin (1703-72).
Bellin was made hydrographer to the French Navy at 18 and Official Hydrographer of the French King twenty years later. He also contributed 994 articles to Diderot's 'Encyclopédie, ou dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers' (1751-72).
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