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SANTIAGO, CIDADE VELHA, CAPE VERDE Is. AFRICA Bellin. antique map c1750

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PLAN DE LA VILLE ET DES FORTES DE St.JAGO

Published Paris circa 1750 by Jacques Nicolas Bellin.

An interesting 18th century copper engraved plan of the present day city of Cidade Velha, Santiago, in the Cape Verde Islands, Africa. Formerly Riberia Grande (Ribeyro Grande) it is said to be the first city built by Europeans outside Europe and is a Unesco World Heritage Site.
A short section of the lower left margin has been neatly reinstated otherwise fine condition. Fold lines as issued, blank verso.
Approx. 8" x 6" (210mm 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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