Auction 121, Lot 378

"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.

Condition: B+

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.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $450

Closed on 9/26/2007