Auction 125, Lot 427

"Carte de l'Ocean Occidental Dressee pour Servir a l'Histoire Generale des Voyages", Bellin/Van Schley

Subject: North Atlantic Ocean

Period: 1746 (dated)

Publication: Prevost's Histoire Generale des Voyages

Color: Hand Color

Size:
18 x 12.8 inches
45.7 x 32.5 cm

This is an attractive chart of the North Atlantic. It is centered on a stunning 32-point compass rose and delineated with rhumb lines. A good portion of each of the continents is shown with major port cities named. The coast of North America is labeled with the colonies Florida, Carolina, Virginie, Pensilvanie and New Angleterre, Ne. Ecosse, and Acadie. The Prime Meridian is shown through I. Ferro with an alternate Prime Meridian shown through Paris. The Dutch title appears below the map: Kaart van den Wester-Ocean, om te dienen voor de Historische Beschryving der Reizen.

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Condition: A

Issued folding, now flattened with the binding trim at upper left replaced to accommodate framing.

Estimate: $375 - $450

Sold for: $275

Closed on 9/24/2008

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