Auction 146, Lot 90

"Carte de l'Amerique et des Mers Voisines", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Western Hemisphere - America

Period: 1763 (dated)

Publication: La Petite Atlas Maritime

Color: Hand Color

Size:
12.1 x 18.1 inches
30.7 x 46 cm

A handsome map that shows the Western Hemisphere from Cape Horn to Baffin Bay, and from a note on the Mer de l'Ouest, or Sea of the West, to the western fringes of Europe and Africa. The Northwestern United States and Canada are unexplored and left blank but for several notations regarding the unlikelihood of a northwest passage or the discoveries of Admiral de Fonte. A bold engraving on thick paper decorated with an attractive rococo-style cartouche and compass rose.

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Condition: B+

Issued folding on watermarked paper with light offsetting and a couple of minor spots.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $250

Closed on 9/4/2013

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