Auction 150, Lot 333

"Carte du Golphe du Mexique et des Isles de l'Amerique. Pour Servir a l'Histoire Generale des Voyages", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean

Period: 1754 (dated)

Publication: Prevost's Histoire Generale des Voyages

Color: Hand Color

Size:
15 x 10.8 inches
38.1 x 27.4 cm

Attractive map of the islands of the Caribbean with the parts of the United States and Mexico that border the Gulf of Mexico, Central America, and the northern coastline of South America. Routes of several explorers are shown, including Cortez, Ponce de Leon, and Hernandez de Cordova, along with many coastal place names. A delicately engraved rococo-style title cartouche fills the upper right.

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Condition: A

Issued folding, now pressed, on sturdy watermarked paper. A fine impression with attractive color and a binding trim at top left that has been replaced with old paper to accommodate framing.

Estimate: $230 - $275

Sold for: $120

Closed on 9/17/2014

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