Auction 111, Lot 293

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

Subject: Gulf of Mexico & Caribbean

Period: 1749 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

32.2 x 21.2 inches
81.8 x 53.8 cm

First edition of this large impressive map of the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean color-coded to indicate the different areas of European colonial influence. The map was clearly meant to facilitate sailing, showing the locations of safe anchorages, navigational hazards and the directions of major currents.

References: Phillips (A) #588, Vol. 2 #67.

Condition: A

Printed on fine heavy paper with original outline color. Tissue repairs on folds and a couple of short tears in blank margins.

Estimate: $1,800 - $2,000

Sold for: $2,200

Closed on 6/8/2005