Auction 119, Lot 415

"Port et Ville de Porto-Rico dan l'Isle de ce nom", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Puerto Rico

Period: 1764 (published)

Publication: Le Petit Atlas Maritime

Color: Black & White

Size:
12.5 x 8.3 inches
31.8 x 21.1 cm

Nice chart shows the vicinity of the village of San Juan on the island of Puerto Rico, today known as San Juan Antiquo. The map details the bay with soundings, navigational hazards, and anchorages noted. Locate the Petit Fort in the harbor on a small island. The village is surrounded by fortifications and ramparts. It is embellished by a lovely rococo-style title cartouche, fleur-de-lis, and rhumb lines. No. 76 at upper right. Not in Sellers & Van Ee.

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Condition: A

Good example with strong impression on thick hand laid paper with wide margins and large watermark. Some foxing marks in wide, blank margins and just a few in map image.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $110

Closed on 5/9/2007

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