This product is successfully added to your cart
Questions about this product? (#28189)

Authenticity Guarantee
All items are guaranteed authentic prints (woodcuts or engravings) or manuscripts made at or about (c.) the given date and in good condition unless stated otherwise. We don’t sell facsimiles or reproductions. We deliver every map with a Certificate of Authenticity containing all the details.

Southeast Asia by Jacques Nicolas Bellin. 1747

Tibbetts: "This map is perhaps the original of the maps appearing in Prévost".


Jacques-Nicolas Bellin (1703-1772)

Jacques-Nicolas Bellin, a French geographer, was among the most important mapmakers of the eighteenth century. In 1721, at the age of 18, he was appointed hydrographer of the Ministry of the Navy following the French hydrographic office's creation and the Dépot of charts and plans of the Navy. Appointed hydrographic engineer in August 1741. Member of the Academy of the Navy and the Royal Society of London.

Over the course of a 50-year career, he drew the maps of several major works of his time such as Histoire et description générale de la Nouvelle-France de Charlevoix (1744); Histoire générale des voyages de l'Abbé Prévost (published between 1746 and 1759) ); Neptune François (1753), Hydrographie Françoise (1756-1765), and Petit Atlas Français (1763) - reissued as Petit Atlas Maritime (1765). He is the most copied cartographer of the 18th century.

His maps of Canada and the French territories of North America are of considerable value. This is all the more remarkable since, an archetype of the cabinet cartographer, Bellin never came to America. For his cartography of the St. Lawrence River, he entrusted handwritten maps to navigators to correct and enrich. With each return of these maps, he was updating his knowledge. Two basic needs drive its cartography of North America: to secure navigation on the St. Lawrence River and to claim for France the lands explored by the French in the Great Lakes region and along the Mississippi River.

Jacques-Nicolas Bellin died on March 21, 1772, in Versailles. In the burial certificate, he is described as "the first engineer of the navy and the deposit of plans, royal censor of the academy of navy and the royal society of London".

back

Suite de L'Ocean Oriental Contenant Les Isles de la Sonde Les Costes de Tunquin et de la Chine Les Isles du Japon les Philippines Moluques.

€250  ($265 / £212.5)
add to cart
Buy now
questions?
PRINT

Item Number:  28189 Authenticity Guarantee

Category:  Antique maps > Asia > Southeast Asia

Old, antique map of Southeast Asia, by Jacques Nicolas Bellin.

Title: Suite de L'Ocean Oriental Contenant Les Isles de la Sonde Les Costes de Tunquin et de la Chine Les Isles du Japon les Philippines Moluques.

Dressé sur les Divers Manuscrits du Depost des Plans de la Marine
Par N. Bellin Ingenr de la Marine.
1746.

J. V. Schley direx.
Vervolg van den Oostersen Oceaan, inhoudende de Eilanden van Sunda, de Kusten van Tunquin en van China, de Eilanden van Japan, en de Filippynse - met de Molukse - Eilanden.
Geschikt op de verscheide Handschriften van de Bewaarkamer der Grondtekeningen des Franssen Zeevaards. Door N. Bellin, Ingenieur des zelfden Zeevaards. 1746.

Date of the first edition: 1747.
Date of this map: 1747.

First state.

Engraver: Jacob van der Schley.

Copper engraving, printed on paper.
Size (not including margins): 310 x 300mm (12.2 x 11.81 inches).
Verso: Blank.
Condition: Folds as issued, one fold reinforced.
Condition Rating: A+.

From: Prévost d'Exiles A. Fr. Historische Beschryving der Reizen. Den Haag, P. De Hondt, 1747-80. Enlarged Dutch translation of the French edition of 1746-89. Part 1, 1747.

Tibbetts: "This map is perhaps the original of the maps appearing in Prévost".


Jacques-Nicolas Bellin (1703-1772)

Jacques-Nicolas Bellin, a French geographer, was among the most important mapmakers of the eighteenth century. In 1721, at the age of 18, he was appointed hydrographer of the Ministry of the Navy following the French hydrographic office's creation and the Dépot of charts and plans of the Navy. Appointed hydrographic engineer in August 1741. Member of the Academy of the Navy and the Royal Society of London.

Over the course of a 50-year career, he drew the maps of several major works of his time such as Histoire et description générale de la Nouvelle-France de Charlevoix (1744); Histoire générale des voyages de l'Abbé Prévost (published between 1746 and 1759) ); Neptune François (1753), Hydrographie Françoise (1756-1765), and Petit Atlas Français (1763) - reissued as Petit Atlas Maritime (1765). He is the most copied cartographer of the 18th century.

His maps of Canada and the French territories of North America are of considerable value. This is all the more remarkable since, an archetype of the cabinet cartographer, Bellin never came to America. For his cartography of the St. Lawrence River, he entrusted handwritten maps to navigators to correct and enrich. With each return of these maps, he was updating his knowledge. Two basic needs drive its cartography of North America: to secure navigation on the St. Lawrence River and to claim for France the lands explored by the French in the Great Lakes region and along the Mississippi River.

Jacques-Nicolas Bellin died on March 21, 1772, in Versailles. In the burial certificate, he is described as "the first engineer of the navy and the deposit of plans, royal censor of the academy of navy and the royal society of London".

Related items

Southeast Asia, par Robert de Vaugondy.

Archipel des Indes Orientales qui Comprend les Isles de la Sonde, Moluques et Philippines. c. 1757
Southeast Asia, par Robert de Vaugondy.
[Item number: 4751]

€500  ($530 / £425)
Southeast Asia by Janssonius, Johannes

This map was the most accurate and one of the most elegant seventeenth-century maps of the East Indies
Indiae Orientalis Nova Descriptio. 1644-58
Southeast Asia by Janssonius, Johannes
[Item number: 10013]

€1100  ($1166 / £935)
Southeast Asia, by G. Mercator - J. Hondius (small)

India Orientalis. 1607
Southeast Asia, by G. Mercator - J. Hondius (small)
[Item number: 25186]

€280  ($296.8 / £238)
Southeast Asia, by G. Mercator - J. Hondius.

From the Cloppenburg edition
Insulae Indiae Orientalis. 1630
Southeast Asia, by G. Mercator - J. Hondius.
[Item number: 25234]

€460  ($487.6 / £391)
Southeast Asia, by J. Ottens.

Le Royaume de Siam avec les Royaumes qui luy sont Tributaires, et les Isles de Sumatra, Andemaon, etc. et les Isles Voisine. c. 1700
Southeast Asia, by J. Ottens.
[Item number: 25716]

€1600  ($1696 / £1360)
Southeast Asia by Nicolaes Visscher, published by Petrus Schenk.

Indiae Orientalis nec non Insularum Adiacentium Nova Descriptio. c. 1740
Southeast Asia by Nicolaes Visscher, published by Petrus Schenk.
[Item number: 25718]

€1200  ($1272 / £1020)
Southeast Asia, by Pieter van der Aa.

L'Inde de la le Gange, 1713
Southeast Asia, by Pieter van der Aa.
[Item number: 26097]

€650  ($689 / £552.5)
Southeast Asia, by Giovanni Magini.

India Orientalis. 1597
Southeast Asia, by Giovanni Magini.
[Item number: 26521]

€380  ($402.8 / £323)
Southeast Asia by Willem & Joan Blaeu

This map has the first accurate depiction of the Philippines
India quae Orientalis dicitur et Insulae Adiacentes. 1640-43
Southeast Asia by Willem & Joan Blaeu
[Item number: 26566]

€2000  ($2120 / £1700)
Southeast Asia, by Francesco Santini.

Archipel des Indes Orientales qui comprend les Isles de la Sonde, Moluques et Philippines. 1776-79
Southeast Asia, by Francesco Santini.
[Item number: 26977]

€450  ($477 / £382.5)
Southeast Asia, by J.B. d'Anville.

Seconde Partie de la Carte d'Asie Contenant la Chine et Partie de la Tartarie, l'Inde au Deca du Gange, les Isles Sumatra, Java, Borneo, Moluques, Philippines, et du Japo 1746-53
Southeast Asia, by J.B. d'Anville.
[Item number: 27401]

€1600  ($1696 / £1360)
Southeast Asia, by Emanuel Bowen.

A New and Accurate Map of the East India Islands. 1747
Southeast Asia, by Emanuel Bowen.
[Item number: 28012]

€380  ($402.8 / £323)
Southeast Asia, by Abraham Ortelius.

A very important map of the region
Indiae Orientalis Insularumque Adiacientium Typus. 1572
Southeast Asia, by Abraham Ortelius.
[Item number: 28046]

€2200  ($2332 / £1870)
Southeast Asia by Rigobert Bonne.

Carte des Indes en deçà et au dela du Gange; avec les Isles de la Sonde, Borneo, les Moluques et les Philippines. Partie Orientale. 1690
Southeast Asia by Rigobert Bonne.
[Item number: 28304]

€260  ($275.6 / £221)
Southeast Asia by Giacomo Gastaldi / Ptolemy.

Scarce
Tabula Asiae XI. 1548
Southeast Asia by Giacomo Gastaldi / Ptolemy.
[Item number: 28362]

€620  ($657.2 / £527)
Indochina by Cantelli da Vignola, published by Giovanni Giacomo de Rossi.

Penisola Dell India di la dal Gange Divisa ne i Regni, che in essasi contengono et accresciuta di varie notizie. 1692
Indochina by Cantelli da Vignola, published by Giovanni Giacomo de Rossi.
[Item number: 28371]

€1800  ($1908 / £1530)
Southeast Asia by Nicolaes Visscher I.

Indiae Orientalis nec non Insularum Adiacentium Nova Descriptio. 1678
Southeast Asia by Nicolaes Visscher I.
[Item number: 28555]

€1650  ($1749 / £1402.5)
Antique map of Southeast Asia by Châtelain

Le Royaume de Siam avec les Royaumes qui luy sont Tributaires et les Isles de Sumatra Andemaon etc. et les isles voisines. 1719
Antique map of Southeast Asia by Châtelain
[Item number: 29372]

€580  ($614.8 / £493)
Southeast Asia, by Z. Châtelain.

Carte des Indes, de la Chine & des Iles de Sumatra, Java &c. 1719
Southeast Asia, by Z. Châtelain.
[Item number: 29376]

€650  ($689 / £552.5)
Southeast Asia by Tommaso Porcacchi.

Isole Molucche.- [Above map :] Descrittione del l'Isole Molucche. 1590
Southeast Asia by Tommaso Porcacchi.
[Item number: 29788]

€720  ($763.2 / £612)
East Indian Archipelago by Jodocus Hondius.

Insulae Indiae Orientalis Praecipuae, in quibus Moluccae celeberrimae sunt. 1630
East Indian Archipelago by Jodocus Hondius.
[Item number: 29863]

€3900  ($4134 / £3315)
Southeast Asia by Henricus Hondius, published by Johannes Janssonius.

With luxury colouring
India quae Orientalis dicitur et Insulae Adiacentes. 1666
Southeast Asia by Henricus Hondius, published by Johannes Janssonius.
[Item number: 29973]

€1500  ($1590 / £1275)
East Indies by van Spilbergen Joris.

Rare
[No title] - 'Mar di India'. 1645
East Indies by van Spilbergen Joris.
[Item number: 30057]

€2300  ($2438 / £1955)
South Asia by Lorens Fries

Two early modern maps of Southeast Asia by L. Fries and M. Waldseemüller
Tabu. Moder. Indiae [together with] India Orien talis. 1535
South Asia by Lorens Fries
[Item number: 30141]

€5200  ($5512 / £4420)
Southeast Asia, by Abraham Ortelius.

Very rare first 1570 A edition.
Indiae Orientalis Insularumque Adiacientium Typus. 1570
Southeast Asia, by Abraham Ortelius.
[Item number: 30592]  new

€7500  ($7950 / £6375)