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Auction 145, Lot 362

"Carte de de l'Isle St. Christophle pour Servir a l'Histoire Genle. des Voyages", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: St. Kitts

Period: 1763 (circa)

Publication: Prevost's Histoire Generale des Voyages

Color: Hand Color

12 x 7.6 inches
30.5 x 19.3 cm
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This lovely map of St. Kitts is fully engraved with mountains, rivers, lakes, and towns. The island has twelve quarters and parishes, which are sometimes indicated by hand coloring, but not on this example. In the center of the island a note on the mountain Mont Misery locates Mines de Souffre. Grande Saline, Ville de la Basse Terre, forts, churches and more are identified. Decorated with baroque-style title and scale of miles cartouches and a fleur-de-lys.

References: Tooley (MCC-81) St. Christopher #34.

Condition: B+

Issued folding on watermarked paper with light toning along centerfold and two small holes in left blank margin, far from map image.

Estimate: $140 - $180


Closed on 6/12/2013