"Carte de l'Isle St. Thomas l'Une des Vierges", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
Subject: St. Thomas, Virgin Islands
Period: 1764 (published)
Publication: La Petit Atlas Maritime
Color: Black & White
14 x 8.8 inches
35.6 x 22.4 cm
Outstanding and uncommon map of St. Thomas is a slightly larger version and unique to this 1764 edition. Beautifully engraved, it shows the nearby islands, soundings, anchorages, navigational hazards, villages, and Ft. Christian. A handsome chart that is embellished with a compass rose and rococo-style title cartouche.
References: Phillips (A) #3508 v.1-78.
Nice example on thick hand laid paper with very wide margins. Apart from a little light foxing or toning the map is a very good example.