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Auction 118, Lot 888

"Representation du Cours ordinaire des Vents de Traverse qui regnent sur les Cotes dans la grande Mer du Sud", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Pacific Ocean

Period: 1750 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

11.7 x 5.9 inches
29.7 x 15 cm

Unusual, oval projection, thematic map of the winds of the Pacific. The trade winds are shown with little arrows, augmented with the names of months in the South China Sea. The portion of North America shown includes the apparent island of California and partial coastlines for Australia. Engraved by Cosmant.


Condition: A

There is a small spot in the left corner and some gentle toning on centerfold, still overall very good.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $110

Closed on 3/6/2007