Auction 122, Lot 276

"Carte de la Coste de la Floride depuis la Baye de la Mobile jusqu'aux Cayes de St. Martin", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Colonial Southern United States

Period: 1764 (circa)

Publication: Le Petit Atlas Maritime

Color: Black & White

13.5 x 8.5 inches
34.3 x 21.6 cm

This attractive double page copper engraved chart covers the Gulf coast from Mobile, Alabama to the Cayes ou Isles de St. Martin on the Florida coast. It shows little detail other than coastal place names, soundings along the coast and river entrances, a few forts and some Indian villages. It is nicely decorated with a rococo title cartouche, rhumb lines and two fleur-de-lis. A crisp, early impression with some layout lines still visible.

References: Phillips (A) #3508.

Condition: B

On a double sheet with full water mark and wide margins. Scattered light foxing in margins and a little within map image.

Estimate: $200 - $300

Sold for: $240

Closed on 12/5/2007