"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
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.
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.