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ARGUIN, MAURITANIA, AFRICA Bellin sea chart. Original antique map c1750

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Plan de la
BAYE ET 'ISLE D'ARGUIM
Published Paris circa 1750 by Jacques Nicolas Bellin.

An interesting 18th century copper engraved chart of Arguin Island and adjacent coast of Mauritania, West Africa. Now the Arguin National Park. The detail includes soundings, rocks, shoals, anchorages and settlements ashore.
Fine condition. Fold lines as issued, blank verso.
Approx. 8" x 6" (205mm x 145mm) map area only, with margins beyond on a medium grade hand laid paper.
Jacques Nicolas Bellin (1703 -1772)
Bellin was chief cartographer to the French Navy and Hydrograhic office (Depot de la Marine). He produced many fine maps and seacharts in such publications as the "Atlas Maritime", and the "Hydorographie Francaise". He published 580 smaller format charts in the "Petit Atlas Maritime" and contributed many maps to Prevost's "Histoire Generale des Voyages". Noted for painstaking accuracy and fine workmanship his influence spread far beyond his native France.

A GENUINE ANTIQUE MAP GUARANTEED OVER 250 YEARS OLD FROM LINDISFARNE PRINTS

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