Auction 102, Lot 309

"Carte de l'Ocean Occidental…", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: North Atlantic

Period: 1746 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
18.2 x 12.5 inches
46.2 x 31.8 cm

Attractive chart of the Atlantic, north of the equator, delineated with rhumb lines and a large 32 point compass rose. A good portion of each of the continents is shown with major port cities named. Coast of North America is labeled with the colonies Floride, Caroline, Virginie, Pensilvanie and New Angleterre, Ne. Ecosse, and Acadie. The Prime Meridian is shown through I. De Fer. Decorative title cartouche.

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Condition: A

Minor abrasion in top blank margin and very faint offsetting.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $275

Closed on 3/5/2003

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