Auction 133, Lot 228

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

Subject: Colonial Florida, Bahamas

Period: 1768 (published)

Publication: Description Geographiques des debouquements…

Color: Hand Color

12.3 x 8.3 inches
31.2 x 21.1 cm

This scarce little map covers 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: A

There are some faint damp stains in the blank margins.

Estimate: $550 - $700

Sold for: $650

Closed on 9/1/2010