Auction 128, Lot 454

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

Subject: Lesser Antilles, Grenada

Period: 1758 (dated)

Publication: L'Histoire Generale des Voyages

Color: Hand Color

6 x 8.2 inches
15.2 x 20.8 cm

Very well described chart of the island showing administrative subdivisions (Paroisee du Grand Marquis, etc.), villages, churches, watershed, and some relief. Many features are named along the coastline. The rococo-style title cartouche incorporates a distance scale. At lower left "Tom XV in 4o. No. 14" and lower right "Tome 15 in 8o. Page 446." Blank verso.

References: Sellers & Van Ee #2098.

Condition: A

Lovely modern color.

Estimate: $110 - $140

Sold for: $75

Closed on 5/20/2009