Auction 119, Lot 420

"Petites Antilles ou Isles du Vent 3e. Partie", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Lesser Antilles

Period: 1764 (published)

Publication: Le Petit Atlas Maritime

Color: Hand Color

Size:
12.6 x 8.5 inches
32 x 21.6 cm

Double-page copper engraved chart illustrates the northernmost islands of the chain; the Virgin Islands, Antquilla, St. Martin, St. Barthelemy, St. Kitts, and more. It is interesting to note the names that have changed over the years. The map is embellished with a rococo-style title cartouche, rhumb lines, compass rose and fleur-de-lys.

References: Sellers & Van Ee #1966.

Condition: B

Fine, early impression with layout lines still visible. Printed on a full sheet of thick hand-laid paper with wide margins and a large watermark. Lightly toned along centerfold from backstrap.

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $180

Closed on 5/9/2007

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