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Banda Islands c. 1747

An attractive small black and white mid-18th century map of the Banda Islands, the famous nutmeg and mace ‘Spice Islands’ in the Moluccas by Jacques Nicolas Bellin (1703-1772), who spent more than 50 years at the French Hydrographic Service where he was appointed the first Ingénieur hydrographe de la Marine and was commissioned to carry out new surveys, first of the coasts of France and then of all the known coasts of the world. Engraved by Jacob van der Schley (1715-1779) and published in A.F. Prévost’s Histoire générales des Voyages in Paris between 1747 and 1775.

Good overall condition
Measures 134 x 162 mm.
Purchase code: M1777
Price: On request

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