"Carte de l'Ocean Oriental, ou Mer des Indes…", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
Subject: Indian Ocean
Period: 1760 (circa)
Publication: Histoire Generale des Voyages
Color: Hand Color
18.8 x 13.4 inches
47.8 x 34 cm
This chart covering from South Africa through to Western Australia was reduced from Bellin's large-scale chart of the region and provides great detail of the islands and coastlines. The locations where latitude and longitude were measured, both on land and at sea, are noted throughout the map. Rhumb lines, fleur-de-lys, and a delicate title cartouche make this a very attractive sheet.
Issued folded with a bit of faint offsetting, overall very good.