Chile, Robinson Crusoe Island, Juan Fernández Islands, Pacific Ocean; J.N. Bellin - Carte Particulière de l ´Isle de Juan Fernandes… - 1721-1750

Description
Chile, Robinson Crusoe Island, Juan Fernández Islands, Pacific Ocean; J.N. Bellin - Carte Particulière de l ´Isle de Juan Fernandes… - 1721-1750
18th century map and coastline view on one page of Robinson Crusoe Island in the Pacific Ocean

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.

Lot details
Object
Map
Country (current geographical location)
Chile
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…
Period
1721-1750
Condition
Excellent
Technique
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
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