"Carte de la Coste de la Floride Depuis la Baye de la Mobile Jusqu'aux Cayes de St. Martin", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
Subject: Colonial Southern United States
Period: 1764 (circa)
Publication: Le Petit Atlas Maritime
Color: Hand Color
13.4 x 8.4 inches
34 x 21.3 cm
This attractive double page copper engraved chart covers the Gulf coast from Mobile, Alabama to the Cayes ou Isles de St. Martin on the Florida coast. It shows little detail other than coastal place names, soundings along the coast and river entrances, a few forts and some Indian villages. It is nicely decorated with a rococo title cartouche, rhumb lines and two fleurs-de-lis.
References: Phillips (Atlases) #3508.
On a sturdy sheet with a large coat of arms watermark, minor offsetting, and very light toning along the centerfold.