Auction 130, Lot 404

"Carte de l'Ocean Occidental Dressee pour Servir a l'Histoire Generale des Voyages…", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: North Atlantic

Period: 1746 (dated)

Publication: Prevost's Histoire Generale des Voyages

Color: Hand Color

Size:
18 x 12.8 inches
45.7 x 32.5 cm

This is an attractive chart of the North Atlantic. It is centered on a stunning 32-point compass rose and delineated with rhumb lines. A good portion of each of the continents is shown with major port cities named. The coast of North America is labeled with the colonies Florida, Carolina, Virginie, Pensilvanie and Nouve. Angleterre, Ne. Ecosse, and Acadie. The important fishing banks of North America are prominently depicted. The Prime Meridian is shown through I. Ferro with an alternate Prime Meridian shown through Paris.

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Condition: A

Issued folded, now flattened with a bit of faint offsetting. There is a personal library stamp on verso, not visible on the map.

Estimate: $275 - $325

Sold for: $200

Closed on 12/2/2009

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