"Carte Reduite des Isles de la Guadeloupe Marie Galante et les Saintes...", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
Period: 1759 (dated)
Publication: Hydrographie Francoise
Color: Hand Color
34.1 x 23.1 inches
86.6 x 58.7 cm
Superb large-scale sea chart with great detail of parishes, forts, towns, settlements, anchorages and topography. Includes Les Saints and Marie Galante. The large inset shows the environs of Fort Louis surrounded in a delicately engraved border. The chart is centered with a large compass rose with radiating rhumb lines and ornamented with title and distance scale cartouches. The meticulous topographical and nautical detail makes this one of the major 18th century maps of Guadeloupe.
References: Phillips (Atlases) #590; Sellers & Van Ee #2010.
Excellent impression on sturdy, watermarked paper with short printer's creases at bottom center and at top right. Minor toning and soiling along the edges of the sheet. The bluish shadow along the centerfold is caused by our scanner and does not appear on the map itself.