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1752 Bellin Map of the Northern Philippines (Luzon, Mindoro, Samar)

IslesPhilippines1eFeuille-bellin-1752
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Carte des Isles Philippines. Dressée sur la Carte Espagnole du R.P. Murillo de Velarde. 1re Feuille. Pour servir a l'Histoire Générale des Voyages. - Main View
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1752 Bellin Map of the Northern Philippines (Luzon, Mindoro, Samar)

IslesPhilippines1eFeuille-bellin-1752

Depicts Mayon, the most famous and active volcano in the Philippines.

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Title


Carte des Isles Philippines. Dressée sur la Carte Espagnole du R.P. Murillo de Velarde. 1re Feuille. Pour servir a l'Histoire Générale des Voyages.
  1752 (dated)     8.75 x 6.5 in (22.225 x 16.51 cm)     1 : 4400000

Description


This is a 1752 Jacques-Nicolas Bellin map of the northern Philippines. The map depicts the region from Bolinao on Luzon to the islands of Samar and from the Babuyan Islands to Masbate Island and Coron Island. Beautifully engraved, myriad settlements are labeled throughout Luzon, including Manila, along with settlements on Mindoro and Samar. Along with the major islands, most of the smaller islands are also identified. Mountains, rivers, and lakes are illustrated throughout Luzon, including Mayon, the most famous and active volcano in the Philippines.

This map was created by Jacques-Nicolas Bellin for inclusion in Abbé Prévost's Histoire Générale des Voyages.

Cartographer


Jacques-Nicolas Bellin (1703 - March 21, 1772) was one of the most important cartographers of the 18th century. With a career spanning some 50 years, Bellin is best understood as geographe de cabinet and transitional mapmaker spanning the gap between 18th and early-19th century cartographic styles. His long career as Hydrographer and Ingénieur Hydrographe at the French Dépôt des cartes et plans de la Marine resulted in hundreds of high quality nautical charts of practically everywhere in the world. A true child of the Enlightenment Era, Bellin's work focuses on function and accuracy tending in the process to be less decorative than the earlier 17th and 18th century cartographic work. Unlike many of his contemporaries, Bellin was always careful to cite his references and his scholarly corpus consists of over 1400 articles on geography prepared for Diderot's Encyclopedie. Bellin, despite his extraordinary success, may not have enjoyed his work, which is described as "long, unpleasant, and hard." In addition to numerous maps and charts published during his lifetime, many of Bellin's maps were updated (or not) and published posthumously. He was succeeded as Ingénieur Hydrographe by his student, also a prolific and influential cartographer, Rigobert Bonne. Learn More...

Condition


Very good. Even overall toning. Blank on verso.

References


OCLC 606378938.