"Carte de l'Ocean Oriental, ou Mer des Indes…", Bellin/Van Schley
Subject: Indian Ocean
Period: 1760 (circa)
Publication: Historische Beschryving der Reizen
Color: Hand Color
15.5 x 13 inches
39.4 x 33 cm
This decorative chart is the Dutch version of Bellin's fine chart of southern Asia and the Indian Ocean from Africa through the Philippines and Western Australia. The map provides great detail of the islands and coastlines. Rhumb lines and a rococo title cartouche make this a very attractive sheet. Title in Dutch at bottom is "Kaart van den Oostersen-Oceaan, of Indiese-Zee…"
Issued folded, now flattened and remargined at left to replace the binding trim and accommodate framing.