Auction 151, Lot 375

"Carte des Isles des Vierges", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Virgin Islands

Period: 1764 (circa)

Publication: Le Petit Atlas Maritime…

Color: Hand Color

9.7 x 8 inches
24.6 x 20.3 cm

An uncommon chart focusing on the Virgin Islands with particularly good detail for a small map. The handsome chart is embellished with a compass rose, rhumb lines and a shell-shaped title cartouche.

References: Phillips (A) #3508 v.1-77.

Condition: B+

A nice impression on watermarked paper with very wide margins, light soiling and some abrasions within the title cartouche.

Estimate: $500 - $650

Sold for: $475

Closed on 11/19/2014