Auction 157, Lot 383

"Carte de l'Isle de la Jamaique", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Jamaica

Period: 1758 (dated)

Publication: Prevost's Histoire Generale des Voyages

Color: Hand Color

Size:
12.6 x 8.3 inches
32 x 21.1 cm

Strongly engraved map describes this island of the Greater Antilles. Divided by parishes, the map shows remarkable detail with scores of place names along the coast plus mountains, personal estates, watershed and other details in the interior. At lower left is a decorative rococo-style title cartouche with compass rose and rhumb lines above.

References: Kapp (MCC-42) #77; Sellers and Van Ee #1917.

Condition: A

A nice impression with attractive color on watermarked paper. There is light toning along the edges of the sheet.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $100

Closed on 5/4/2016

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