Auction 126, Lot 377

"Carte du Golphe du Mexique et des Isles de l'Amerique", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean

Period: 1754 (dated)

Publication: Histoire Generale des Voyages

Color: Hand Color

15 x 10.8 inches
38.1 x 27.4 cm

Attractive map of the islands of the Caribbean with the parts of the United States and Mexico that border the Gulf of Mexico, Central America, and the northern coastline of South America. Routes of several explorers are shown, including Cortez, Ponce de Leon, and Hernandez de Cordova, along with many coastal place names. The large and delicately engraved rococo-style title cartouche incorporates distance scale.


Condition: A

Fine, early impression on a thin sheet of hand laid paper with huge margins. This beautiful example is fine less a small area of paper thinness at centerfold supported on verso and tear in lower margin very well closed on verso with archival tape.

Estimate: $240 - $300


Closed on 12/3/2008