Auction 140, Lot 228

"Carte des Costes de la Floride Francoise…", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Florida

Period: 1744 (published)

Publication: Charlevoix's Histoire et Description de la Nouvelle France

Color: Black & White

5.8 x 8.3 inches
14.7 x 21.1 cm

This map shows the coast from Cape Fear south to St. Augustine and locates the English, French and Spanish settlements along the coastline. There are a number of cartographic errors, including the incorrect positions of James Town and Charles Town which are labeled as neighboring towns.

References: Cumming #259

Condition: B+

There is some light offsetting and a binding trim at lower left with minor loss of neatline. Issued folding.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $100

Closed on 5/23/2012