Auction 145, Lot 407

"Carte de l'Ocean Meridional Dressee pour Servir a l'Histoire Generale des Voyages", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: South Atlantic Ocean

Period: 1746 (dated)


Color: Black & White

18 x 13.6 inches
45.7 x 34.5 cm

This attractive chart of the South Atlantic is centered on a large compass rose with rhumb lines radiating across the ocean. A good portion of the coastlines of South America and Africa are shown with major port cities named. The Prime Meridian is shown through l'Isle de Fer and the Meridian of Paris is shown just west of the coast of Africa.


Condition: B

Issued folding on watermarked paper with one large worm hole in bottom border and three in bottom blank margin. Narrow left margin with a tiny tear that just enters neatline.

Estimate: $120 - $150


Closed on 6/12/2013