Jacques-Nicolas Bellin

1703 - Mar 21, 1772

Jacques Nicolas Bellin was a French hydrographer, geographer, and member of the French intellectual group called the philosophes.
Bellin was born in Paris. He was hydrographer of France's hydrographic office, member of the Académie de Marine and of the Royal Society of London. Over a 50-year career, he produced many maps of particular interest to the Ministère de la Marine. His maps of Canada and of French territories in North America are particularly valuable. He died at Versailles.
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