Auction 109, Lot 285

"Carte des Provinces de Tabasco, Chiapa, Verapaz, Guatimala, Honduras et Yucatan…", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Central America

Period: 1760 (circa)

Publication: Prevost's L' Histoire Generale des Voyages

Color: Black & White

13.2 x 8 inches
33.5 x 20.3 cm

Wonderfully detailed map of the Yucatan peninsula and northern Central America. Locates primary harbors, shoals and offshore islands including Cosumel, Ruatan and Bonacca. Guatemala is limited to a narrow strip along the Pacific coast and El Salvador has yet to be carved out of Honduras. Decorated with a fine title cartouche.

References: Kapp, Central America Early Maps, entry 45.

Condition: B

Overall very good with faint offsetting and a couple of unobtrusive spots. Issued folding, now pressed.

Estimate: $100 - $140

Sold for: $110

Closed on 12/1/2004