"Carte de l'Ocean Oriental ou Mer des Indes pour Servir a l'Histoire Generale des Voyages", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
Subject: Indian Ocean
Period: 1760 (circa)
Publication: Histoire Generale des Voyages
Color: Hand Color
19 x 13.5 inches
48.3 x 34.3 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.
A bright sheet with a bunch of grapes watermark, issued folding and now flattened, with a binding trim at left that has been replaced with old paper.