Auction 156, Lot 412

"Carte des Isles Malouines ou Isles Nouvelles que les Anglois Noment Aujourdhui Isles de Falkland", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Falkland Islands

Period: 1764 (circa)

Publication: Petit Atlas Maritime

Color: Hand Color

Size:
11.9 x 8.3 inches
30.2 x 21.1 cm

This chart of the Falkland islands depicts safe anchorages, navigational hazards, and several ports. There are notes on explorations of the islands, such as Bourg S. Louis etablissement Francois en Janvier 1764 and les Isles d'Anicam decouvertes par differens v.aux Francois en 1700. The map is decorated with a simple title cartouche, rhumb lines, and a fleur-de-lys.

References: Fordham (MCC-11) #6.

Condition: B+

A crisp impression with attractive color on watermarked paper. There area few light spots of foxing and a hint of offsetting.

Estimate: $180 - $220

Sold for: $130

Closed on 2/17/2016

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