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Auction 168, Lot 368

"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.

Condition: A

A nice impression on a sturdy, watermarked sheet with a few tiny, faint spots of foxing.

Estimate: $120 - $150

Sold for: $60

Closed on 6/6/2018