Auction 134, Lot 405

"Carte Reduite des Isles Britanniques Dressee au Depost des Cartes, Plans, et Journaux de la Marine…", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Britain

Period: 1757 (dated)

Publication: Hydrographie Francoise…

Color: Black & White

Size:
21.5 x 34.3 inches
54.6 x 87.1 cm

Superb, large-scale chart of Scotland, England, and Ireland which extends to the Shetland Islands and the tip of France. Shows great coastal information and a surprising amount of detail in the interior. This map is distilled from Bellin's larger, separate maps of the British Isles. The chart is embellished by a large scenic title cartouche, as well as a remarque cartouche at lower left. The map has the stamp of the Depot de la Marine and the cost Prix, cinquante sols is given at lower right beneath the border.

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Condition: B+

A nice impression on thick, sound paper with wide original margins. Some water stains along left margin that just enter into map at two areas. Uncolored as issued.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $125

Closed on 12/1/2010

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