Auction 129, Lot 411

"Carte de l'Amerique Meridionale, Pour l'Histoire Generale des Voyages in 8o", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: South America

Period: 1780 (circa)

Publication: La Harpe's l'Histoire Generale des Voyages

Color: Hand Color

Size:
13 x 17.5 inches
33 x 44.5 cm

This version of Bellin's fine map of South America is larger than the more common version prepared for Prevost's history of voyages. The map provides nice detail of rivers, lakes, mountain ranges and settlements with a large section of the interior of Brazil left mostly blank. The chart includes an ornamental title cartouche designed with leaf, fruit and scroll motifs, and a compass rose with fleur-de-lis.

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Condition: A

Faint offsetting, else fine, with folds as issued.

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $100

Closed on 9/23/2009

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