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Auction 123, Lot 396

"Carte de l'Isle de la Jamaique", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Jamaica

Period: 1764 (published)

Publication: Le Petit Atlas Maritime

Color: Hand Color

12.3 x 8 inches
31.2 x 20.3 cm

This strongly engraved and detailed map describes this island of the Greater Antilles. Divided into parishes, the map shows remarkable detail with scores of place names along the coast plus mountains, personal estates, watershed and other details in the interior. At lower left is a decorative rococo-style title cartouche with compass rose and rhumb lines above.

References: Sellers and Van Ee #1917.

Condition: B

Printed on a full sheet of thick hand-laid paper with wide margins. Lightly toned along centerfold from backstrap, else very good.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $75

Closed on 2/20/2008