"Carte Reduite de l'Isle de la Jamaique pour Servir aux Vaisseaux du Roy…", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
Period: 1753 (dated)
Publication: Hydrographie Francoise…
Color: Hand Color
34.5 x 21.5 inches
87.6 x 54.6 cm
Superb, large-scale sea chart of Jamaica centered on a eight-point compass rose and politically divided into parishes. The map includes remarkable detail with scores of place names and safe anchorages along the coast plus mountains, roads, personal estates, watershed and other details in the interior. It extends to show part of the southern coast of Cuba and the western tip of Hispaniola (Haiti). A large decorative rococo-style cartouche further enhances the chart. The seal of the Depot de la Marine is at lower left with Prix Cinquante Sols below the neatline.