Auction 128, Lot 254

"Karte von den Kusten des Franzosischen Florida", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Colonial Southeast

Period: 1744 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Black & White

Size:
5.5 x 8 inches
14 x 20.3 cm

This uncommon map is from a German edition of Charlevoix's History of New France. It covers the coast from Cape Fear to St. Augustine and shows the locations of Spanish, French and English settlements in the region. There are several errors of location including the misplacement of Jamestown and Charlestown together. A notation (in German) shows the location of Charlesfort that was built by the French explorer, Jean Ribault on Parris Island in South Carolina. It also provides rivers' names as given by Ribault, as well as the contemporary names.

References: Cumming (SE) #259.

Condition: A

Faintly toned.

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $120

Closed on 5/20/2009

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