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Auction 132, Lot 639

"Carte des Isles Maldives…", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Indian Ocean, Maldives

Period: 1750 (dated)

Publication: Raynal's Atlas Portatif…

Color: Hand Color

6 x 8.5 inches
15.2 x 21.6 cm

This great map of the island chain is decorated with rhumb lines, a large compass rose and a fancy cartouche. Dutch title below: Kaart der Maldivise Eilanden. Dated 1750 and published in 1773.


Condition: B+

There is a minor printer's ink smudge at right.

Estimate: $100 - $140

Sold for: $75

Closed on 6/2/2010