Image 19,5x28cm, page 25,5x35,5cm
Map by Bellin, after Anson, of Robinson Crusoe island in the Juan Fernández islands that form part of Chile. This is a sparsely inhabited island group in the South Pacific Ocean with three main volcanic islands: Robinson Crusoe (portrayed on this map), Alejandro Selkirk and Santa Clara.
They were discovered in 1563 by Juan Fernández, a Spanish navigator. The islands are primarily known for having been the home to marooned sailor Alexander Selkirk for more than four years from 1704, which may have inspired Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe. Most present-day inhabitants reside on Robinson Crusoe Island, mainly in the capital, San Juan Bautista, at Cumberland Bay.
Published in 1750 in, L'Histoire Generale des Voyages.
- Country (current geographical location)
- Geographical specification
- Robinson Crusoe Island, Juan Fernández Islands, Pacific Ocean
- Map maker/ publisher
- J.N. Bellin
- Map/ Book title
- Carte Particulière de l ´Isle de Juan Fernandes…
- Copper engraving
- Additional Information
- 18th century map and coastline view on one page of Robinson Crusoe Island in the Pacific Ocean
- Size of the largest image
- 19.5×28 cm