Auction 151, Lot 439

"Carte Reduite des Mers du Nord, pour Servir a l'Histoire Generale des Voyages", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: North Atlantic

Period: 1758 (dated)

Publication: L'Histoire Generale des Voyages...

Color: Hand Color

Size:
17.8 x 13.1 inches
45.2 x 33.3 cm

This nice chart is centered roughly on Iceland and covers from the eastern shores of Canada through Greenland to Scandinavia and Britain. The coastlines are intricately drawn with coastal place names the only detail. A fine chart with decorative title cartouche and rhumb lines.

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Condition: B+

A nice impression on watermarked paper. Issued folding with professional repairs to a 2" fold separation to the right of the title cartouche and an adjacent tear that only enters the map border.

Estimate: $110 - $140

Sold for: $80

Closed on 11/19/2014

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