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J.N. Bellin: Port et Ville D'Angra dans L'Isle de Tercere

Map: AFR3904
 
Cartographer: J.N. Bellin
Title: Port et Ville D'Angra dans L'Isle de Tercere
Date: 1764
Published: Paris
Width: 6 inches / 16 cm
Height: 9 inches / 23 cm
Map ref: AFR3904
Description:
This beautiful map is from Bellin's superb and rare atlas "Le Petit Atlas Maritime". Appointed France's first 'Ingenieur hydrographe de la Marine', Bellin carried out major surveys, first of the coasts of France and later of all the known coasts of the world. This huge undertaking resulted in a very large number of sea charts of the highest quality. Angra is the historical capital of the Azores; it is also the archipelago's oldest city, dating back to 1450. The port became particularly important as a refueling point for Portuguese carracks bringing spices and produce back from South East Asia and the Americas.