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Creator:
Bellin, Jacques Nicolas, 1703-1772.
Title(s):

Description geographique des isles Antilles possédées par les Anglois.

Published/Created:
A Paris : De l'imprimerie de Didot, MDCCLVIII [1758]
Physical Description:
[2], xii, 171, [1] p., [13] leaves of plates, [8] folded : ill. (maps, plans); 26 cm.
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
F2131 .B45 1758
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Classification:
Books
Notes:
With an added engraved t.p. signed "P P Choffard fecit 1758". Added engraved t.p. reads: Déscription géographique des isles Antilles possedées par les Anglois. Sçavoir la Jamaique, la Barbade, Antigue, Montserrat, S. Christophle, Nieves, l'Anguille, et les Vierges, isles Lucayes et Bermudes. Pour joindre aux cartes des ces isles qui ont eté dressées au depost des cartes et plans de la marine pour le service des vaisseaux du roy par ordre de M. le Marquis de Massiac Lieutenant General des Armées Navals, Secretaire d'Etat aiant le Departement de la Marine. M.DCC.LVIII. Par le S. Bellin ingenieur de la Marine et du depost des plans censeur royal de l'Academie de Marine et de la Societé Royale de Londres.
Signatures: pi² a² (-a2) b⁴ A-X⁴ Y².
Engraved head-pieces; woodcut vignette on t.p. and tail-pieces.
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in later gilt-tooled stippled calf, by W. Pratt; marbled end-papers; gilt edges. Inscribed "Lilly's Sale 1871." One of the plates has some hand-coloring.
Subject Terms:
Anguilla -- Description and travel -- Early works to 1800.
Antigua -- Description and travel -- Early works to 1800.
Barbados -- Description and travel -- Early works to 1800.
Bermuda Islands -- Description and travel -- Early works to 1800.
Imprimerie Didot -- Printer.
Jamaica -- Description and travel -- Early works to 1800.
Montserrat -- Description and travel -- Early works to 1800.
Nevis -- Description and travel -- Early works to 1800.
Pilot guides -- West Indies -- Early works to 1800.
Pratt, W. -- Bookbinder.
Saint Kitts -- Description and travel -- Early works to 1800.
Virgin Islands -- Description and travel -- Early works to 1800.
West Indies, British -- Description and travel -- Early works to 1800.
West Indies, British -- Maps -- Early works to 1800.
Form/Genre:
Engravings -- 1758.
Woodcuts -- 1758.
Contributors:
Choffard, Pierre-Philippe, 1730-1809, engraver.
Didot, François-Ambroise, 1730-1804, printer.
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