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Antique Map Java, Sumatra and Borneo by Bellin (c.1747) – SOLD

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Antique Map Java, Sumatra and Borneo titled ‘CARTE Des Isles de JAVA, SUMATRA, BORNEO &a Les Detroits de la Sonde Malacca et Banca GOLFE DE SIAM &a Par N. Bellin Ingr. de la Marine’.

A mid-18th century French black and white map of Indonesia 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. The map was published in the Petit atlas maritime in 1764. The map is identical to the one produced by Bellin for A.F. Prévost’s Histoire générales des Voyages in Paris between 1747 and 1775.

Purchase Code: M0973

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  • Date: c.1640
  • Overall size: 60 x 49.5 cm.
  • Image size: 50.5 x 41 cm.
  • Condition: Good, general age-related toning. Repair on folding line and repaired tear near Borneo. Few stains, mainly in margins. Dutch text on verso, please study image carefully.
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