"Carte de l'Isle de la Jamaique", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
Period: 1758 (dated)
Publication: Prevost's L'Histoire Generale des Voyages
Color: Black & White
12.5 x 8.2 inches
31.8 x 20.8 cm
This strongly engraved and detailed map describes this island of the Greater Antilles. Divided by parishes, the map shows remarkable detail with scores of place names along the coast plus mountains, personal estates, watershed and other details in the interior. At lower left is a decorative rococo-style title cartouche with compass rose and rhumb lines above.
References: Sellers and Van Ee #1917.
Crisp, dark impression on fine hand laid paper with full, original margins. The apparent light toning toned along the centerfold is actually show through from the backstrap paper.