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Auction 125, Lot 368

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

Subject: Jamaica

Period: 1758 (dated)

Publication: Prevost's Histoire Generale des Voyages

Color: Hand Color

12.5 x 8 inches
31.8 x 20.3 cm

Strongly engraved and detailed map that 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, with the early parishes shown. At lower left is a decorative rococo-style title cartouche with compass rose and rhumb lines above.

References: Sellers & Van Ee #1917.

Condition: A

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $75

Closed on 9/24/2008