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Auction 144, Lot 110

"Isle de Cube", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Cuba

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.

Condition: A

On watermarked paper with wide original margins and a few minor extraneous creases.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $130

Closed on 4/3/2013