J.B.N.D. d'Apres de Mannevillette.Geb: zu Havre de Grace d.12 Feb 1707. Gestorb d.1 Mrt 1780.
Stipple with large margins. Plate 140 x 90mm (5½ x 3½").
Jean Baptiste Nicolas Denis (1707-1780), navigator and one of the first French hydrographers. His hydrographic atlas, 'Le Neptune Oriental', was published in Paris in 1745, with the support of the Academie des Sciences. In 1772, helped by his friend Alexander Dalrymple, the Scottish geographer who became the first Hydrographer of the British Admiralty, he published a much-enlarged new edition. The portrait was published in 'Allgemeine Geographische Ephemeriden' (Universal Geographical Ephemerides (i.e. encyclopedia)) by Friedrich Bertuch et al.
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