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Auction 144, Lot 144

"Carte des Isles Bermudes ou de Sommer", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Bermuda

Period: 1764 (circa)

Publication: Petit Atlas Maritime

Color: Hand Color

13 x 8.1 inches
33 x 20.6 cm
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Attractive copper engraving of Bermuda divided into parishes, here called Cantons. The map shows the best routes for entering the bays around the islands as well as forts, churches, towns and navigational hazards. Rhumb lines radiate from the center of the map, with north oriented to the upper right. Decorated by a rococo-style cartouche and fleur-de-lis.

References: Palmer (MCC-19) #38.

Condition: A+

Watermarked paper with wide original margins and one minor spot in right blank margin.

Estimate: $550 - $700

Sold for: $400

Closed on 4/3/2013