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- Published: Paris
- Published date: 1760
- Technique: Copper engraving / Uncolored
- Issue date: 1760
- Type: map
- Category: The Canaries
- Size: 20.4 x 28 cm (8 x 11 inches).
- Stock number: 25691
- Condition: In excellent condition.
Copper engraving, uncolored as published. Jacques Nicolas Bellin (1703 – 21 March 1772) was a French hydrographer, geographer, and member of the French intellectual group called the philosophes. Bellin was born in Paris. He was hydrographer of France's hydrographic office, member of the Académie de Marine and of the Royal Society of London. Over a 50-year career, he produced many maps of particular interest to the Ministère de la Marine. His maps of Canada and of French territories in North America (New France, Acadia, Louisiana) are particularly valuable. He died at Versailles. First Ingenieur de la Marine In 1721, at age 18, he was appointed hydrographer (chief cartographer) to the French Navy. In August 1741, he became the first Ingénieur de la Marine of the Dépot des cartes et plans de la Marine (the French Hydrographical Office) and was named Official Hydrographer of the French King.