Gulf of Naples Mount Vesuvius Ischia Capri Procita Sorento 1760 Bellin mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Plan du Golphe, Ville, et Environs de Naples.
(Europe, Italy, Naples, Gulf of Naples, Ischia, Procita, Capri, Mount Vesuvius).
Issued 1760, Paris by Bellin.
Mid 18th century engraved map with a pleasing, strong impression.
Rhumb lines, compass rose and strap work cartouche impart a pleasing visual quality.
Nice looking example, pleasing age patina, any minor age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
Attached at top right blank margin corner is an early manuscript quotation of a letter from Captain Louis Jacob, a Napoleonic official in the Kingdom of Naples, recounting details of the area depicted in the map. Please see photos.
Sheet measures c. 12 3/4" H x 18 1/2" W.
Engraved area measures c. 9" H x 14 1/2" W.
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, vol.1.