BL-00072

Plan de la Ville et des Forts de St. Yago - Van Schley (c.1750)

  • Condition: Good, given age. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
  • Date: c.1750
  • Overall size: 20.1 x 27 cm
  • Image size: 14.7 x21.3 cm
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Description: Plan of the Forts and Town of St. Yago in the Cap Verde Islands. Highly detailed, decorative cartouche.

Artists and Engravers: Made by 'Jakob van Schley' after 'Jacques Nicolas Bellin'. Jakob van der Schley (1715-1779) was a Dutch draughtsman and engraver, who studied under Bernard Picart. Jacques-Nicolas Bellin (1703-1772) was a French hydrographer, geographer and member of The Philosophes. His career, spanning over 50 years, caused an enormous output in maps, particular of maritime interest.