Auction 124, Lot 349

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

Subject: Jamaica

Period: 1758 (dated)

Publication: Prevost's L'Histoire Generale des Voyages

Color: Black & White

12.5 x 8 inches
31.8 x 20.3 cm

This strongly engraved and detailed map describes this island of the Greater Antilles. The map shows remarkable detail with scores of place names along the coast plus mountains, roads, personal estates, watershed and other details in the interior, including the early parishes. 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+

The map has a nice, sharp impression with some faint toning on the centerfold.

Estimate: $130 - $180


Closed on 5/7/2008