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Mapmaker: Bellin-Schley

Title: Carte de L'Ocean Meridional

Date: c1760 Size: 34x45cm. Price: sold

Condition: Good. Some creasing.

Bellin was hydrographer to the King of France. This is a Dutch edition of his sea chart of the South Atlantic Ocean, using Mercator's projection. With this projection, although it is impossible to represent the curvature of the earth on a flat sheet of paper, all directions are correct. So using only a compass, it is possible to plot a course between any two points on the map.

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