"[Lot of 2] Carte des Isles Philippines... 1re. Feuille [and] Carte des Isles Philippines 2e. Feuille", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
Period: 1755 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
Attractive pair of maps covering the Philippines, both with lovely title cartouches. The first map depicts the northern islands of the Philippine archipelago, including Luzon, Mindoro, and the city of Manilla. The map is filled with nice detail throughout (6 x 8.1"). The second map is focused on the southern islands, and includes Mindaneo, Palawan, Panay, and part of Borneo (11.8 x 8.25").
The first map has a couple short marginal tears, not affecting the map. The second map has some toning and a minor separation and loss on the centerfold, with archival tape reinforcement on verso.