Auction 134, Lot 327

"Carte Particuliere de l'Isle de la Jamaique Dressee au Depost des Cartes… pour le Service des Vaisseaux du Roy par Ordre de M. le Marquis de Massaic…", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Jamaica

Period: 1758 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

35 x 22.3 inches
88.9 x 56.6 cm

Superb, large-scale sea chart of Jamaica divided into parishes. The map includes remarkable detail with scores of place names and safe anchorages along the coast plus mountains, roads, sugar, coffee and indigo plantations, taverns, watershed and a host of other information. The chart is embellished with two rococo-style cartouches.

References: Kapp (MCC-42) #76.

Condition: B+

Fine impression and sturdy paper with faint damp stains in the blank margins and a pair of small, infilled worm tracks at upper centerfold.

Estimate: $600 - $800

Sold for: $700

Closed on 12/1/2010