Auction 140, Lot 345

"Carte du Golphe du Mexique et des Isles de l'Amerique", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean

Period: 1754 (dated)

Publication: La Harpe's Abrege de l'Histoire Generale des Voyages

Color: Hand Color

14.7 x 10.7 inches
37.3 x 27.2 cm

Attractive map of the islands of the Caribbean with the parts of the United States and Mexico that border the Gulf of Mexico, Central America, and the northern coastline of South America. Routes of several explorers are shown, including Cortez, Ponce de Leon, and Hernandez de Cordova, along with many coastal place names. A delicately engraved rococo-style title cartouche fills the upper right.

References: Sellers & Van Ee #1683.

Condition: B+

Watermarked paper with light offsetting, two tiny holes, and a few faint spots. The margin has been extended at lower right due to binding trim. Issued folding.

Estimate: $250 - $300

Sold for: $150

Closed on 5/23/2012