"Carte de l'Isle de Sainte Lucie", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
Subject: Saint Lucia
Period: 1764 (circa)
Publication: Le Petit Atlas Maritime
Color: Hand Color
12.2 x 8 inches
31 x 20.3 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: Sellers & Van Ee #2069; Tooley (MCC-81) #11.
A nice impression on a sturdy, watermarked sheet with a few tiny, faint spots of foxing.