Auction 149, Lot 666

"Karte von dem Morgenlaendischen Ocean oder dem Indischen Meere...", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Indian Ocean

Period: 1758 (circa)


Color: Black & White

18.6 x 13.5 inches
47.2 x 34.3 cm

This is a fine, copper engraved, sea chart covering from eastern Africa across to Western Australia (Neu Holland). The map provides great detail of the islands and coastlines. Rhumb lines, fleur-de-lis, and a delicate title cartouche make this a very attractive map. Published in a German edition of Bellin's travel book.


Condition: B+

Nice impression printed on sturdy, watermarked paper. Issued folding, trimmed close at binding side with a 1/2" binding tear into map, closed on verso with archival tape.

Estimate: $200 - $275

Sold for: $100

Closed on 5/21/2014