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Auction 116, Lot 363

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

Subject: Caribbean

Period: 1749 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

32.2 x 21.2 inches
81.8 x 53.8 cm
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First edition of this large, impressive map of the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean is 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+

A very fine impression printed on heavy paper.

Estimate: $2,000 - $2,200

Sold for: $1,800

Closed on 9/20/2006