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