Auction 101, Lot 439

"Carte Reduite de la Presque Isle de l'Inde…", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: India & Sri Lanka

Period: 1766 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

33.5 x 23.5 inches
85.1 x 59.7 cm

A very lovely chart with a large curtain-style cartouche and oceans filled with rhumb lines. Extends from the Gulf of Khamblat just to the edge of Burma. Great detail in the Maldives and Ceylon. A very large and handsome chart with the signet of the Depot de la Marine.


Condition: A

Dark impression and attractive color on a full sheet of thick hand laid paper with a huge crown watermark. Light tide mark at top center, still very good.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $200

Closed on 12/4/2002