Auction 116, Lot 368

"Carte de l'Isle de la Barbade dressee au Depost des Cartes et Plans de la Marine", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Barbados

Period: 1758 (dated)

Publication: Hydrographie Francoise…

Color: Hand Color

15.7 x 21.7 inches
39.9 x 55.1 cm

This is a very handsome chart and one of the finest large-scale maps of Barbados. The island is shown divided into parishes with fine detail of topography, anchorages, shoals, rocks, etc. Published by the French Admiralty, the map is boldly engraved with an elaborate cartouche, rhumb lines, and the seal of the Depot de la Marine. Prix dix huit Sols outside bottom left border, published circa 1772.

References: MCC-21, #33, plt. XIV.

Condition: A

Some paper damage in top margin, well away from map.

Estimate: $600 - $800

Sold for: $700

Closed on 9/20/2006