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Auction 164, Lot 401

"Carte de l'Isle de la Grenade Dressee au Depost des Cartes et Plans de la Marine...", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Grenada

Period: 1760 (dated)

Publication: Hydrographie Francoise

Color: Hand Color

Size:
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.

Condition: B+

Attractive color on paper with a double-headed eagle watermark, minor offsetting, a couple of minute worm holes, and light, scattered foxing.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $180

Closed on 9/13/2017

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