Auction 170, Lot 392

"Carte de l'Isle de St. Christophe", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: St. Kitts

Period: 1764 (circa)

Publication: Le Petit Atlas Maritime

Color: Hand Color

13.2 x 7.9 inches
33.5 x 20.1 cm

This lovely map of St. Kitts is fully engraved with mountains, rivers, lakes, and towns. The island has twelve quarters and parishes, which are sometimes indicated by hand coloring, but not on this example. Grande Saline, Ville et Fort de la Basse Terre, forts, churches, and more are identified. Numerous anchorages are shown. Decorated with baroque-style title and scale of miles cartouches and a fleur-de-lys that orients the map with the north at upper left.

References: Tooley (MCC-81) St. Christopher #37.

Condition: A

A nice impression with light toning along the edges of the sheet.

Estimate: $110 - $140

Sold for: $80

Closed on 11/14/2018