Auction 133, Lot 322

"Carta rappresentante l'Isola delta Giammaica",

Subject: Jamaica

Period: 1763 (circa)

Publication: Il Gazzettiere Americano…del Nouvo Mondo

Color: Hand Color

12.3 x 8 inches
31.2 x 20.3 cm

This is an Italian version of Bellin's map Carte de l'Isle de la Jamaique which appeared in La Petit Atlas Maritime. This example was published in Livorno by Marco Cortellinin. It is a very detailed map that describes this island of the Greater Antilles with its interior divided into named parishes. It shows remarkable detail with scores of place names along the coast as well as mountains, roads, watershed and other details in the interior. At lower left is a decorative rococo-style title cartouche with compass rose and rhumb lines above. An uncommon edition after Bellin.

References: cf Sellers & Van Ee #1917.

Condition: A+

Fine with very wide margins and strong impression.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $100

Closed on 9/1/2010