"Carte Particuliere de l'Isle de la Jamaique Dressee au Depost des Cartes Plans et Journaux de la Marine...", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
Period: 1758 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
35.2 x 22.3 inches
89.4 x 56.6 cm
Superb, large-scale sea chart of Jamaica that is politically divided into parishes. The map includes remarkable detail with scores of place names and safe anchorages along the coast, in addition to mountains, roads, sugar, coffee and indigo plantations, taverns, watershed and a host of other information. The chart is embellished with two rococo-style cartouches. The engraved Depot de la Marine stamp is at bottom right, with a price of "Prix. Trente Sols" just below the neatline.
References: Kapp (MCC-42) #76.
Excellent impression and color on watermarked paper with original margins and one small abrasion in a blank area of map near bottom center. Overall a very clean and bright example. There is a bluish shadow along the centerfold in the image that is caused by our scanner and does not appear on the map.