"Carte de l'Isle de la Grenade Dressee au Depost des Cartes et Plans de la Marine...", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
Period: 1760 (dated)
Publication: Hydrographie Francoise
Color: Hand Color
22.3 x 34.9 inches
56.6 x 88.6 cm
Large-scale sea chart of this mountainous island in the Windward Islands with great detail of the roads, villages, and ports. Above the decorative title cartouche is a profile showing the coastline from Le Grison to Cap David featuring a radiating, rising sun. Rhumb lines radiate across this handsome chart.
References: Tooley (MCC-62) Grenada #9.
Attractive color on paper with a double-headed eagle watermark, minor offsetting, a couple of minute worm holes, and light, scattered foxing.