Auction 150, Lot 353

"Carte de l'Isle St. Thomas l'une des Vierges", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: St. Thomas, Virgin Islands

Period: 1764 (circa)

Publication: La Petit Atlas Maritime

Color: Hand Color

14.2 x 8.9 inches
36.1 x 22.6 cm

Outstanding and uncommon map of St. Thomas is a slightly larger version and unique to this 1764 edition. Beautifully engraved, it shows the nearby islands, soundings, anchorages, navigational hazards, villages, and Ft. Christian. A handsome chart that is embellished with a compass rose and rococo-style title cartouche.

References: Phillips (A) #3508 v.1-78.

Condition: A

A nice impression on watermarked paper with attractive color and a few tiny, insignificant spots.

Estimate: $550 - $650

Sold for: $300

Closed on 9/17/2014