"[Lot of 2] Carte des Isles Philippines… 1re Feuille [and] Carte des Isles Philippines… 2e Feuille", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
Period: 1760 (circa)
Color: Black & White
This lot is an attractive pair of maps covering the Philippines, both with lovely rococo-style title cartouches. The first map depicts the northern islands of the Philippine archipelago, including Luzon, Mindoro, and the city of Manila. The map is filled with nice detail throughout (6 x 8.3"). The second is a double page chart which is focused on the southern islands including Mindanao, Palawan, Panay, and part of Borneo (11.5 x 8.3").
Both are on thick hand laid paper, clean and bright with fine impressions and very wide margins. The former is near fine except for a tiny rust spot (A). The latter is fine, with a large watermark, and deckle edged paper (A+).