"Carte Reduite du Golphe du Mexique et des Isles de l'Amerique…", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
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 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.
A very fine impression printed on heavy paper.