Auction 169, Lot 344

"Carta del Golfo del Messico e dell' Isole Antille", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Gulf of Mexico & Caribbean

Period: 1781 (dated)

Publication: Teatro della Guerra Marittima e Terrestre

Color: Hand Color

14.5 x 10.5 inches
36.8 x 26.7 cm

Attractive map of the islands of the Caribbean with the parts of the United States and Mexico that border the Gulf of Mexico, Central America, and the northern coastline of South America. Many coastal place names are identified. A delicately engraved rococo-style title cartouche fills the upper right. An Italian edition of Bellin's work published in Teatro della Guerra Marittima e Terrestre, which was an atlas to accompany V.A. Formaleoni's Storia delle Rivoluzione dell' America Inglese.


Condition: A

Issued folding, now flattened, on paper with a large "W" watermark and minor marginal soiling.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $180

Closed on 9/12/2018