Plan de la ville de Constantinople
BELLIN, Jacques-Nicolas

Plan de la ville de Constantinople

S. Bellin
Size : 31,3 x 44 cm
Color : Original colors
Condition : A+
Technique : Copper engraving
Reference : 103-1

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Plan of Constantinople by Bellin, referenced by 46 locations.

This map is centered on Constantinople and extends till Ratiscan village in the north, till the Marmara Sea in the south, till canal of the Black Sea in the east and till Yedikule fortress reffered to as "Chateau des Sept Tours" and Alleby village in the west. It shows the location of major historical monuments of the city including the Serail, Hagia Sophia Mosque, the Blue Mosque, Egyptian Market, Dolmabache palace gardens...

This plan was published Jacques-Nicolas Bellin in 1764, it was the map number 125 in the fourth volume of his atlas Le petit atlas maritime, recueil de cartes et plans des quatre parties du monde.

BELLIN, Jacques-Nicolas

Jacques Nicolas Bellin (1703-1772) was a French cartographer, hydrographer and encyclopedist who served the Ministry of the Navy from 1721. He was then appointed engineer hydrographer in August 1741 and became a member of the Académie de Marine and the Royal Society of London. During his career he used a very particular system to build his cartography and became the most copied cartographer of the 18th century.

The fundamental principles that animated his mapping of North America were: to secure navigation on the St. Lawrence River and to claim for France the lands explored by the French in the Great Lakes region and along the Mississippi River.