Auction 130, Lot 260

"Carte du Canal de Bahama", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Florida, Bahamas, Cuba

Period: 1768 (published)

Publication: Description Geographiques des debouquements…

Color: Hand Color

12.3 x 8.3 inches
31.2 x 21.1 cm

This is a scarce map of southern Florida, which is depicted as a maze of islands, part of the northern coastline of Cuba, and the western Bahamas. Oriented with north to the right, the map is filled with navigational information including sailing channels, hazards, and some soundings.

References: Sellers & Van Ee #1733.

Condition: B+

Original color with some minor toning.

Estimate: $800 - $950

Sold for: $350

Closed on 12/2/2009