Auction 127, Lot 405

"Carte de l'Isle St. Christophe", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: St. Kitts

Period: 1758 (published)

Publication: l' Histoire Generale des Voyages

Color: Hand Color

12 x 7.5 inches
30.5 x 19.1 cm

This lovely map of St. Kitts is fully engraved with mountains, rivers, lakes, and towns. The island has twelve quarters and parishes, which are sometimes indicated by hand coloring, but not on this example. In the center of the island a note on the mountain Mont Misery locates Mines de Souffre. Grande Saline, Ville de la Basse Terre, Eglise, forts, churches and more are identified. Decorated with baroque-style title and scale of miles cartouches and a fleur-de-lys, all fully colored.

References: Tooley (MCC-81) St. Kitts #33.

Condition: A

Near fine example with strong impression, full margins and very nice hand coloring.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $120

Closed on 2/25/2009