"Carte de l'Isle de la Martinique", Homann Heirs
Period: 1762 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
21.5 x 18.3 inches
54.6 x 46.5 cm
Very handsome, German edition of Bellin's large-scale chart of the island. Its meticulous topographical and nautical detail shows roads, topography, soundings, villages, windmills, and plantations. Rhumb lines, a compass rose and two delicate cartouches complete the composition.
The centerfold has been reinforced with tissue on verso. There is some light soil and a repaired tear in the blank margins.