Auction 110, Lot 261

"Carte du Golphe du Mexique et des Isles de l'Amerique", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Mexico and Caribbean

Period: 1754 (dated)

Publication: Histoire Generale des Voyages

Color: Black & White

14.9 x 10.6 inches
37.8 x 26.9 cm

Attractive map of the islands of the Caribbean that includes those parts of the United States & Mexico that border the Gulf of Mexico, Central America, and the northern coastline of South America. Routes of several explorers are shown with many coastal place names. Delicately engraved rococo-style title cartouche.


Condition: B

Folding, as issued, on fine hand laid paper with watermarks. Two small worm trails in blank area at top of map near border, slightly toned at fold.

Estimate: $200 - $240

Sold for: $120

Closed on 3/2/2005