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Auction 167, Lot 147

"Plan de la Baye de Pensacola dans la Floride", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Pensacola, Florida

Period: 1764 (published)

Publication: Le Petit Atlas Maritime

Color: Black & White

6.6 x 8.3 inches
16.8 x 21.1 cm

This copperplate engraved chart shows the bay with the tiny village of Pensacola protected by Fort St. Charles and by Fort de Ste. Rose which lies across the bay on a narrow spit of land. It locates a few houses in Pensacola. Soundings and a bit of topographical detail on the coast are all that is shown, locating Pointe au Chevruil, Fontaine, and several rivers including du Gouverneur, de l'Amirante, and du Jourdan. A rococo-style title cartouche incorporates a distance scale. The fleur-de-lys and rhumblines show north to the left. At upper right is "Tome. I. No. 42."

References: Phillips (Atlases) #3508, v. 1 #42; Sellers & Van Ee #1655.

Condition: A

A nice impression on a watermarked sheet with a few small spots.

Estimate: $220 - $250


Closed on 3/28/2018