Auction 148, Lot 439

"Carte Reduite des Mers du Nord, pour Servir a l'Histoire Generale des Voyages", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: North Atlantic

Period: 1758 (dated)

Publication: L'Histoire Generale des Voyages

Color: Hand Color

Size:
17.8 x 13.1 inches
45.2 x 33.3 cm

This nice chart is centered roughly on Iceland and covers from the eastern shores of Canada through Greenland to Scandinavia and Britain. The coastlines are intricately drawn with coastal place names the only detail. A fine chart with decorative title cartouche and rhumb lines.

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Condition: A

Issued folding on watermarked paper with faint offsetting and a small damp stain that just enters the neatline at right.

Estimate: $120 - $150

Sold for: $90

Closed on 2/19/2014

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