Auction 126, Lot 393

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

Subject: Jamaica

Period: 1758 (dated)

Publication: Le Petit Atlas Maritime…

Color: Black & White

Size:
12.5 x 8.2 inches
31.8 x 20.8 cm

Strongly engraved map describes this island of the Greater Antilles. Divided by parishes, the map shows remarkable detail with scores of place names along the coast plus mountains, personal estates, watershed and other details in the interior. At lower left is a decorative rococo-style title cartouche with compass rose and rhumb lines above.

References: Sellers and Van Ee #1917.

Condition: B+

Very good less a very light line of toning or offsetting. Dark impression and original margins.

Estimate: $120 - $150

Sold for: $75

Closed on 12/3/2008

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