Auction 137, Lot 837

"Carte Reduite de la Mer du Sud… / Gereduceerde Kaart van de Zuider-Zee…", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: South Pacific Ocean

Period: 1753 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

14.3 x 8.5 inches
36.3 x 21.6 cm

This map of the South Pacific presents nice detail of the region. Eastern Australia is shown with dotted lines connecting both Tasmania and New Guinea in a conjectural coastline. New Zealand is shown with only the western coastline demarcated. The Americas are shown from Baja California through Central America and the western coastline of South America including the Straits of Magellan and Cape Horn.

References: cf. Tooley (Australia) #158.

Condition: A

Fine impression with a faint horizontal crease. Issued folding, now pressed.

Estimate: $300 - $375

Sold for: $300

Closed on 9/14/2011