Auction 157, Lot 387

"[Lot of 3] Carte de l'Isle de Sainte Lucie [and] Plan du Port du Carenage ou Petit Cul de Sac de l'Isle Se. Lucie [and] Plan du Cul de Sac de Roseaux dans l'Isle de Ste. Lucie", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Lesser Antilles

Period: 1763-64 (circa)

Publication: Petit Atlas Maritime

Color: Hand Color

Size:
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This lot includes three small maps of the island of Saint Lucia in the Lesser Antilles. The first is an intricately engraved map of the entire island showing topographical details, place names, a road that runs the length of the island to the town of Soufriere, and the minute coastal detail for which Bellin is renowned. It is nicely decorated with a rococo-style cartouche. The other two items are charts depicting the island's capital, Castries (Carenage), and Roseau Bay, respectively. Each includes depth soundings; the latter includes a rococo-style title cartouche. North is oriented to the left on all three sheets.

A. Carte de l'Isle de Sainte Lucie, published 1764 (12.4 x 8.3").
B. Plan du Port du Carenage ou Petit Cul de Sac de l'Isle Se. Lucie, published 1764 (6.4 x 8.5").
C. Plan du Cul de Sac de Roseaux dans l'Isle de Ste. Lucie, dated 1763 (6.6 x 8.6").

References: Sellers & Van Ee #2069, #2076, & #2077; Tooley (MCC 81) cf. #2, #14, & #16.

Condition: A

Fine impressions with a few spots and/or minor soiling.

Estimate: $160 - $190

Sold for: $120

Closed on 5/4/2016

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