Auction 134, Lot 489

"Plan du Port de Lisbonne", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Lisbon, Portugal

Period: 1764 (published)

Publication: Le Petit Atlas Maritime

Color: Hand Color

Size:
6.8 x 8.7 inches
17.3 x 22.1 cm

This is a very fine small chart of Lisbon showing its protected location a few miles from the mouth of the Tagus River. The map shows several large sand banks at the river mouth that resulted from the devastating earthquake of 1755, which left a narrow navigation passage between Saint Julien Fort and Fort Bougie.

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Condition: A+

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $120

Closed on 12/1/2010

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