"Carte Reduite des Isles Antilles Dressee au Depost des Cartes et Plans de la Marine…", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
Subject: Lesser Antilles
Period: 1758 (dated)
Publication: Hydrographie Francoise
Color: Hand Color
22.3 x 34.5 inches
56.6 x 87.6 cm
This handsome, large-scale sea chart on two joined sheets covers the region from the Virgin Islands to Grenada and Tobago in great detail. Two large floral cartouches; one encloses the title and the other is an inset of the Virgin Islands. Two vignettes at upper left illustrate the approach to Saint-Eustache. Rhumb lines, a compass rose, and minute navigational details make this a superb example of the fine marine cartography for which Bellin was renowned.
Fine impression and lovely later color on a sheet of very sturdy paper. Near fine, but for some faint toning along centerfold.