Auction 126, Lot 401

"Carte des Isles des Vierges", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Lesser Antilles - Virgin Islands

Period: 1764 (circa)

Publication: Le Petit Atlas Maritime…

Color: Black & White

9.7 x 8 inches
24.6 x 20.3 cm

An uncommon chart focusing on the Virgin Islands with particularly good detail for a small map. The handsome chart is embellished with a compass rose, rhumb lines and a shell-shaped title cartouche.

References: Phillips (A) #3508 v.1-77.

Condition: B

On a full sheet with huge margins. Toned along centerfold and short marginal splits along centerfold top and bottom.

Estimate: $250 - $350

Sold for: $425

Closed on 12/3/2008