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Auction 156, Lot 378

"Carte de l'Isle de la Martinique pour Servir a l'Histoire Generale des Voyages", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Martinique

Period: 1758 (dated)

Publication: La Harpe's Histoire Generale des Voyages

Color: Hand Color

12 x 7.9 inches
30.5 x 20.1 cm
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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.


Condition: A

A crisp impression on watermarked paper with minor foxing and toning confined to blank margins.

Estimate: $110 - $140


Closed on 2/17/2016