"Carte de l'Isle de la Martinique pour Servir a l'Histoire Generale des Voyages", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
Period: 1758 (dated)
Publication: Prevost's Histoire Generale des Voyages
Color: Hand Color
12 x 7.9 inches
30.5 x 20.1 cm
Delicately detailed map of the island showing mountains, roads, towns, forts, anchorages, and dozens of place names. Exhibiting fine coastal detail, the chart locates Sac Marin, Bourg de la Rivieree Pilote, Se. Luce, Fort Royal, Fort S. Pierre, the Pitons du Vauclain, roads, watershed, graphic topography, shoals, and anchorages. Decorated with a rococo-style cartouche and fleur-de-lys incorporating a distance scale.
Nice impression and color on watermarked paper with wide margins. Issued folding with several damp stains along top edge of sheet, far from map. There are also a couple of small chips and tears along edges of sheet.