Auction 142, Lot 319

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

Subject: Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean

Period: 1773 (published)

Publication: Raynal's Atlas Portatif

Color: Hand Color

Size:
14.7 x 10.6 inches
37.3 x 26.9 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. Dutch title at bottom: Kaart van de Golf van Mexico, en van de Amerikaaanse Eilanden.

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Condition: A

Issued folding with original color on watermarked paper. A hint of toning along centerfold and a few insignificant spots.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $230

Closed on 11/28/2012

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