Auction 130, Lot 345

"Carte du Golphe du Mexique et des Isles de l'Amerique", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean

Period: 1754 (dated)

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

Color: Hand Color

Size:
14.7 x 10.7 inches
37.3 x 27.2 cm

Attractive map of the islands of the Caribbean with the parts of the United States and Mexico that border the Gulf of Mexico, Central America, and the northern coastline of South America. Routes of several explorers are shown, including Cortez, Ponce de Leon, and Hernandez de Cordova, along with many coastal place names. A delicately engraved rococo-style title cartouche fills the upper right.

References: Sellers & Van Ee #1683.

Condition: A+

Issued folded, now flattened.

Estimate: $250 - $300

Sold for: $180

Closed on 12/2/2009

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