"Carte Reduite des Isles Britanniques Dressee au Depost des Cartes, Plans, et Journaux de la Marine…", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
Period: 1757 (dated)
Publication: Hydrographie Francoise…
Color: Black & White
21.5 x 34.3 inches
54.6 x 87.1 cm
Superb, large-scale chart of Scotland, England, and Ireland which extends to the Shetland Islands and the tip of France. Shows great coastal information and a surprising amount of detail in the interior. This map is distilled from Bellin's larger, separate maps of the British Isles. The chart is embellished by a large scenic title cartouche, as well as a remarque cartouche at lower left. The map has the stamp of the Depot de la Marine and the cost Prix, cinquante sols is given at lower right beneath the border.
A nice impression on thick, sound paper with wide original margins. Some water stains along left margin that just enter into map at two areas. Uncolored as issued.