Auction 115, Lot 335

"Carte des Isles Lucayes", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Bahamas

Period: 1764 (published)

Publication: Petite Atlas Maritime

Color: Hand Color

Size:
10.5 x 8.3 inches
26.7 x 21.1 cm

This very scarce small map is one of the few atlas maps produced that focuses solely on the Bahamas. The islands are well detailed along with anchorages, shoals and shipping lanes. At left is the coast of Florida and a bit of Cuba. Embellished with a decorative title cartouche.

References: MCC 96, no.879.

Condition: A

Small unobtrusive abrasion, else fine.

Estimate: $500 - $550

Sold for: $750

Closed on 6/21/2006

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