Auction 133, Lot 331

"Carte de l'Isle de la Martinique", Homann Heirs

Subject: Martinique

Period: 1762 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
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.

References:

Condition: A

The centerfold has been reinforced with tissue on verso. There is some light soil and a repaired tear in the blank margins.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $240

Closed on 9/1/2010

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