Auction 123, Lot 414

"[Lot of 5 - Guadeloupe and Marie Galante Islands)", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Guadeloupe

Period: 1764 (circa)

Publication: Petit Atlas Maritime

Color: Black & White

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This is a nice group of related maps. All are copper engravings and feature rococo-style cartouches, rhumb lines, and fleur-de-lys.

1) Partie Orientale de l'Isle de la Guadeloupe Appellee la Grande-Terre. (13.6 x 8.75") Great detail of the eastern portion of Guadeloupe locates Pointe-a-Pitre, Fort Louis, and more.
2) Partie Occidentale de l'Isle de la Guadeloupe Appellee la Basse Terre. (13.6 x 8.75") The matching map to #1, this details the western portion. A few light foxing marks in map.
3) Isle de la Guadeloupe les Saintes et Marie Galante. (13.6 x 8.75") This is the general map of the entire island and extends to include the islands of Marie Galante, Isles des Saintes - Terre d' en Haut, Terre d'en Bas, etc. Early and strong impression with layout lines evident.
4) Environs du Fort Louis de la Guadeloupe. (6.6 x 8.5") Very detailed image of the fort and vicinity. Clean example, very good impression.
5) Carte de l'Isle de Mari-Galante. (6.5 x 8.4) Close detail of this island that lies just south of Guadeloupe. Clean example, very good.

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Condition: B

All are on thick hand laid paper with wide margins and strong impressions. Maps all with some light scattered foxing, except #4 which is clean and very good.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $75

Closed on 2/20/2008

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