Plan de la forteresse et bourg ... Ste Helene, Bellin, 1764

J. N. Bellin's Petit atlas maritime. Recueil de cartes et plans des quatre parties du monde, etc. (five volumes, Paris, 1764) has two plates of St. Helena; Plan de l'Isle Ste Helene (Vol. III, plate No. 123) is a map of the island and Plan de la forteresse et bourg, de lisle de Ste Helene (Vol. III, plate No. 124) is a plan view of Jamestown and the fortifications.

Bellin's plan view of Jamestown Plan de la forteresse et bourg, de lisle de Ste Helene (size 175 by 220 mm; reproduced above) shows the locations of the landing, the watering point, various gun batteries and magazines, the Governor's House in the Castle, a guardhouse/checkpoint in upper Jamestown, and the roads leading out of Jamestown. What presumably are extensive gardens in Jamestown are also indicated.

British Library shelfmark: 454.g.1-5. and G.1006-10.
Library of Congress call number: G1059 .B45 1764


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