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Auction 109, Lot 298

"Carte des Isles des Vierges", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Lesser Antilles - Virgin Islands

Period: 1764 (circa)

Publication: Le Petit Atlas Maritime…

Color: Black & White

9.7 x 8 inches
24.6 x 20.3 cm

An uncommon chart focusing on the Virgin Islands with particularly good detail for a small map. The handsome chart is embellished with a compass rose, rhumb lines and a shell-shaped title cartouche.

References: Phillips (A) #3508 v.1-77.

Condition: B

Printed on watermarked paper with wide margins. Slight toning on centerfold, else very good.

Estimate: $550 - $650

Sold for: $400

Closed on 12/1/2004