Paris: 1738 - 1775. Detailed copper engraved map of the coast of Brazil, from S. Salvador in Cap de Bahia, down to Cap St. Thomas and S. Vincent. Showing many towns, coastal ports, and the Riv. Saint Francois. With decorative cartouche. From Prevost's "L'Histoire Generale des Voyages".
Bellin (1703 - 1772), one of the most noted French mapmakers of the 18th century, was named the hydrographer (chief cartographer) to the French Navy, and later, the Official Hydrographer to the French King.
7 x 9 3/4". Strong impression, very clean. Very good condition. Item #21551