London, South Kensington
3 October 2006
[BELLIN, Jacques-Nicolas (1703-72)]. Le Neptune François, ou Receuil des Cartes Marines. Levées et Gravées par Ordre du Roi. Premier Volume, Contenant les Côtes de l' Europe sur l' Océan, depuis Dronthem en Norvege, jusqu'au Détroit de Gibraltar, avec la Mer Baltique. [Paris (Versailles): de l' Imprimerie du Département de la Marine, 1773]. Volume I only. Engraved ellegorical title, engraved table and 30 double-page engraved charts on 31 sheets (a few browned, some light spotting). Contemporary cat's-paw calf gilt, spine with raised bands and red morocco lettering-piece (joints splitting, rubbed and scuffed, some surface cracking). Provenance: library stamp in margin of engraved title. Brunet I, 756; Koeman IV, pp.423-431; Phillips 517.
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