Auction 122, Lot 274

"Plan de la Baye de Pensacola dans la Floride", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Florida

Period: 1764 (circa)

Publication: Le Petit Atlas Maritime

Color: Black & White

6.7 x 8.5 inches
17 x 21.6 cm

Crisp copperplate engraving shows the bay with the tiny village of Pensacola protected by Fort St. Charles. Soundings and a bit of topographical detail on the coast are all that is shown. The chart is embellished with a rococo-style title cartouche and rhumblines with fleur-de-lys in blank ocean. North is oriented to the left.

References: Phillips (A) #3508.

Condition: A

On a full sheet of hand laid paper with wide margins and partial watermark. With some marginal foxing that does not enter map.

Estimate: $180 - $240

Sold for: $200

Closed on 12/5/2007