"Carte Reduite des Isles de la Guadeloupe Marie Galante et les Saintes…", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
Period: 1759 (dated)
Publication: Hydrographie Francoise
Color: Hand Color
34.2 x 23 inches
86.9 x 58.4 cm
Superb large-scale sea chart with great detail of parishes, forts, towns, settlements, anchorages and topography. Includes Les Saints and Marie Galante. Large inset of environs of Fort Louis surrounded in a delicately engraved border. The chart is centered with a large compass rose with radiating rhumb lines and ornamented with title and distance scale cartouches. Its meticulous topographical and nautical detail makes this one of the major 18th century maps of Guadeloupe.
References: Phillips (A) #590; Sellers & Van Ee #2010.
A few minor printer's creases and tiny spots, overall very good.