"Isle de Cube", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
Period: 1764 (circa)
Publication: Petit Atlas Maritime
Color: Hand Color
12.5 x 8 inches
31.8 x 20.3 cm
Attractive copperplate engraving of Cuba and the Bahamas. At the top of the map, the southern tip of Florida appears as a collection of three small square islands above the Florida Keys, while the Canal De Bahama is located in the position of today's Straits of Florida. Decorated by a rococo-style cartouche, rhumb lines and fleur-de-lis.
References: Cueto #48.
On watermarked paper with wide original margins and a few minor extraneous creases.