"[Lot of 2] Representation du Cours ordinaire des Vents de Traverse, qui regnent sur les Cotes dans la grande Mer Du Sud [and] …la Mer Atlantique & celle des Indes", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
Period: 1760 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
11.8 x 5.8 inches
30 x 14.7 cm
Pair of relatively early thematic maps depicting the world's winds and ocean currents engraved by J. van Schley. Both maps are centered on the Equator and depict the currents by means of engraved directional lines. The trade winds are shown with little arrows, augmented with the names of months. The first map shows the Pacific and includes the apparent Island of California and partial coastlines for Australia and New Zealand. The second map shows the Atlantic and Indian Oceans.