Auction 110, Lot 290

"Carte de l'Amerique Meridionale", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: South America

Period: 1780 (circa)

Publication: La Harpe's l'Histoire Generale des Voyages

Color: Hand Color

Size:
13 x 17.5 inches
33 x 44.5 cm

This is a larger version of Bellin's fine map of South America than the more common version prepared for Prevost's history of voyages. The map provides nice detail of rivers, lakes, mountain ranges and settlement with a large section of the interior of Brazil left mostly blank. The chart includes an ornamental title cartouche designed with leaf, fruit & scroll motifs, and a compass rose with fleur-de-lis motif.

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Condition: A

Issued folded in quarters with fold intersections reinforced with archival tape. Bit of faint offsetting that can be easily erased.

Estimate: $160 - $220

Sold for: $120

Closed on 3/2/2005

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