Auction 162, Lot 357

"Carte du Golphe du Mexique et des Isles de l'Amerique. Pour Servir a l'Histoire Generale des Voyages", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Gulf of Mexico & Caribbean

Period: 1754 (dated)

Publication: Prevost's Histoire Generale des Voyages

Color: Black & White

15 x 10.8 inches
38.1 x 27.4 cm

Attractive map of the islands of the Caribbean with the parts of the United States and Mexico that border the Gulf of Mexico, Central America, and the northern coastline of South America. Routes of several explorers are shown, including Cortez, Ponce de Leon, and Hernandez de Cordova, along with many coastal place names. A delicately engraved rococo-style title cartouche fills the upper right.


Condition: B

Issued folding on watermarked paper with light to moderate offsetting. There is a binding trim at top right and an associated tiny binding tear that just passes the neatline.

Estimate: $150 - $180

Sold for: $110

Closed on 4/26/2017