Auction 109, Lot 299

"Carte de l'Isle St. Thomas l'Une des Vierges", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: St. Thomas, Virgin Islands

Period: 1764 (circa)

Publication: Le Petit Atlas Maritime…

Color: Black & White

14.2 x 8.7 inches
36.1 x 22.1 cm

Outstanding map of St. Thomas beautifully engraved to show the nearby islands, soundings, anchorages, navigational hazards, villages, and Ft. Christian. Embellished with a compass rose and title cartouche. A very handsome and uncommon chart.

References: Phillips (A) #3508 v.1-78.

Condition: A

Fine impression with a few minor spots, mostly in blank margins.

Estimate: $550 - $650

Sold for: $425

Closed on 12/1/2004