Auction 134, Lot 382

"Carte de l'Ocean Meridional Dressee pour Servir a l'Histoire Generale des Voyages…", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: South Atlantic Ocean

Period: 1746 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
18 x 13.5 inches
45.7 x 34.3 cm

This attractive chart of the South Atlantic is centered on a large compass rose with rhumb lines radiating across the ocean. A good portion of the coastlines of South America and Africa are shown with major port cities named. The Prime Meridian is shown through l'Isle de Fer and the Meridian of Paris is shown just west of the coast of Africa.

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Condition: B+

Nice impression and original color and a few faint spots. Issued folded, now flattened.

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $120

Closed on 12/1/2010

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