Auction 125, Lot 845

"Carte Reduite de l'Ocean Oriental ou Mer des Indes", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Indian Ocean

Period: 1757 (dated)

Publication: Hydrographie Francoise

Color: Black & White

34.3 x 21.8 inches
87.1 x 55.4 cm

Large-scale sea chart covering southern Asia and the Indian Ocean from Africa through the Philippines and Western Australia. The map provides great detail of the islands and coastlines. Various discoveries are noted on the tentative coastline of Western Australia. Rhumb lines and a dramatic title cartouche make this a very attractive sheet.

References: Norwich #280.

Condition: A

Very good condition for a chart of this size with an old extraneous horizontal crease and a bit of minor surface soil.

Estimate: $500 - $700

Sold for: $950

Closed on 9/24/2008