Jacques Nicolas Bellin
Jacques Nicolas Bellin - worked for the Dépot des Cartes et Plans de la Marine
over fifty years. In 1741 he was appointed ingenieur hydrographe de la Marine. Later
J.N. Bellin become 'Hidrographe du Roy' and a member of the Royal Society in London.
In 1764 J.N. Bellin published Petit atlas maritime... in five volumes which
contained several hundred maps. Among his other works are maps to l'Abbe Prevost's
Histoire Generale des Voyages (1746-1757). Bellin also produced many accurate and finely engraved
separately issued maps.