Auction 144, Lot 120

"Carte de l'Isle de Nieves", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Nevis

Period: 1764 (published)

Publication: Le Petit Atlas Maritime

Color: Black & White

Size:
6.3 x 8.5 inches
16 x 21.6 cm

Attractive and detailed map of Nevis in the Leeward Islands of the West Indies. Nevis is a part of present-day St. Kitts-Nevis, an associated state in the British Commonwealth. The map details the topography, names the parishes, and shows the roads, towns, soundings, and anchorages. A compass rose with fleur-de-lys and distance scale complete the composition.

References: Tooley (MCC-81) St. Christopher & Nevis #40; Phillips (A) #3508, v.1-84; Sellers & Van Ee #1995.

Condition: B+

Wide, original margins with one small spot adjacent to title and a few minor printer's creases.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $250

Closed on 4/3/2013

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