Auction 126, Lot 434

"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

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 Nouve. Angleterre, Ne. Ecosse, and Acadie. The important fishing banks of North America are prominently depicted. The Prime Meridian is shown through I. Ferro with an alternate Prime Meridian shown through Paris.


Condition: B+

Issued folding. Trimmed at binding (left) side into neatline with a repaired tear into the border. Otherwise very good with lovely color.

Estimate: $300 - $350


Closed on 12/3/2008