"Carte Reduite de l'Isle d'Antigue Dressee au Depost des Cartes Plans et Journaux de la Marine...", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
Period: 1758 (dated)
Publication: Hydrographie Francoise…
Color: Hand Color
16.4 x 22.3 inches
41.7 x 56.6 cm
Fine, large-scale map of Antigua provides detailed information on the roads, topography, parishes, towns, settlements, soundings and anchorages. It is decorated with a large, floral-garland draped title cartouche and rhumb lines. Engraved seal of the Depot de la Marine in map and Prix. Dix huit Sols at bottom right.
References: Tooley (MCC-55) #29.
On sturdy paper with minor soiling, a faint damp stain at bottom right, some foxing confined to the bottom blank margins, and several edge tears that enter 1/2" or less into image at the sides that have all been archivally repaired on verso.