Paris: 1738 - 1775. Detailed copper engraved map showing "Nouvelle Zemle" (Nova Zembla) in the Arctic Ocean off the coast of Russia, and extending from Mer Blanche to the Golphe de Taz. 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.
10 x 7 1/2", with ample margins. Strong impression, very slightly, evenly toned. Very good condition. Item #21556