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Auction 123, Lot 466

"Carte Reduite des Isles Britanniques Dressee au Depost des Cartes, Plans, et Journaux de la Marine…", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Britain

Period: 1757 (dated)

Publication: Hydrographie Francoise

Color: Hand Color

21.5 x 35 inches
54.6 x 88.9 cm

Superb, large-scale chart of Scotland, England, and Ireland, extending to the Shetland Islands and a bit of the tip of France with great coastal information and a surprising amount of detail in the interior. This map is distilled from Bellin's larger, separate maps of the British Isles. A large scenic title cartouche, as well as a remarque cartouche ornament the sheet. The map has the stamp of the Depot de la Marine and the cost is Prix, trente sols.


Condition: B+

A lovely impression on a very strong sheet. There is some light damp stain at the upper and lower left corners that just intrudes into the map.

Estimate: $550 - $650

Sold for: $600

Closed on 2/20/2008