This is a fantastic map of the North Atlantic. It is centered on a stunning 32-point compass rose and delineated with rhumb lines. A reasonable portion of the Americas, Europe and Africa are shown with major port cities of the day. The coast of North America is labeled with the colonies Florida, Carolina, Virginie, Pensilvanie, Nouve Angleterre, etc. The known fishing banks of North America are prominently depicted. Being a French map, the Prime Meridian is through Paris. Beatifully hand colored, framed.
1746 Bellin Colorful Map of the North Atlantic
Carte de l'Ocean Occidental Dressee pour Servir a l'Histoire Generale des Voyages
Map Maker Specifics
J. N. Bellin, 1746, Paris
12.5 x 18 in. plus margins, 25x19 in. framed.
Excellent version, well colored, matter, framed.