Auction 119, Lot 418

"Partie des Isles Antilles I. Partie", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Lesser Antilles

Period: 1764 (circa)

Publication: Le Petit Atlas Maritime

Color: Hand Color

6.3 x 8.5 inches
16 x 21.6 cm

This copper engraved map illustrates the coastlines of Saint Lucia, St. Vincent and Grenada in nice detail. It also shows the location of smaller islands. Rococo-style title cartouche, rhumb lines and fleur-de-lys decorate.

References: Sellers & Van Ee #1963.

Condition: A

Printed on thick hand-laid paper with wide margins. A little marginal toning and a couple spots, map image is very good. Tiny portion of upper right corner tip missing.

Estimate: $120 - $140

Sold for: $100

Closed on 5/9/2007