Auction 165, Lot 367

"Carte de l'Isle de Sainte Lucie, pour Servir a l'Histoire Generale des Voyages", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Saint Lucia

Period: 1758 (dated)

Publication: Prevost's Histoire Generale des Voyages...

Color: Hand Color

11.9 x 7.9 inches
30.2 x 20.1 cm

This small map of the island of Saint Lucia in the Lesser Antilles is intricately engraved to show topographical details, place names, a road that runs the length of the island to the town of Soufriere, and the minute coastal detail for which Bellin is renowned. It is nicely decorated with a rococo-style cartouche. A small fleur-de-lis orients North to the left.

References: cf. Sellers & Van Ee #2069; Tooley (MCC-81) #3.

Condition: A

A minor printer's crease in the image and light toning along the edges of the sheet.

Estimate: $120 - $150

Sold for: $60

Closed on 11/15/2017