Auction 121, Lot 345

"Carte Reduite du Golphe du Mexique et des Isles de l'Amerique…", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean

Period: 1764 (circa)

Publication: La Petit Atlas Maritime

Color: Black & White

12.3 x 8.3 inches
31.2 x 21.1 cm

A handsome and detailed map of the Caribbean showing numerous place names and covering the region from St. Augustine, Florida, and the Florida peninsula, across the Gulf of Mexico and along the northern coast of South America. This example has a crisp impression on thick paper with original wide margins. An attractive rococo-style title cartouche floats in the upper right corner.

References: Phillips (A) #638.

Condition: B+

On fine hand laid paper with very wide margins and large watermark. Some soiling or foxing, mostly in margins.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $130

Closed on 9/26/2007