"Carte de l'Isle de la Jamaique", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
Period: 1758 (dated)
Publication: Prevost's Histoire Generale des Voyages
Color: Hand Color
12.6 x 8.3 inches
32 x 21.1 cm
Strongly engraved map describes this island of the Greater Antilles. Divided by parishes, the map shows remarkable detail with scores of place names along the coast plus mountains, personal estates, watersheds, and other details in the interior. At lower left is a decorative rococo-style title cartouche with compass rose and rhumb lines above.
References: Kapp (MCC-42) #77; Sellers and Van Ee #1917.
Excellent impression and color on watermarked paper. Issued folding with several small damp stains along top edge of sheet, far from map. Deckle-edged paper.