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Auction 117, Lot 385

"Carte de l'Isle de la Jamaique", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Jamaica

Period: 1758 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

12.5 x 8 inches
31.8 x 20.3 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.


Condition: B

Bit of faint foxing.

Estimate: $170 - $220

Sold for: $130

Closed on 12/6/2006