BL-00070

Three views of Fort James - Van der Schley (c.1760)

  • Condition: Good, given age. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
  • Date: c.1760
  • Overall size: 19.8 x 25.4 cm
  • Image size: 13.9 x 20 cm
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Description: Three views of Fort James. The Dutch subtitles read: a) Grondtekening van ’t eiland St. James, op de Gambra Ao 1732. B) Noord-Oostlyk gezigt van ’t Fort St. James. C) Noord-Noord-Westlyk gezigt van ’t Fort St. James.

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.