Auction 170, Lot 688

"Carte Reduite de la Mer du Sud", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: South Pacific Ocean

Period: 1764 (published)

Publication: Le Petit Atlas Maritime

Color: Black & White

13.9 x 8.2 inches
35.3 x 20.8 cm

This map of the South Pacific presents nice detail of the region. Eastern Australia is shown with dotted lines connecting both Tasmania and New Guinea in a conjectural coastline. New Zealand is shown with only the western coastline demarcated. The Americas are shown from Baja California through Central America and the western coastline of South America including the Straits of Magellan and Cape Horn.

References: Tooley (Australia) #158.

Condition: B+

On watermarked paper with two small holes around the centerfold that have been archivally repaired. There is a small faint spot in the border at top left.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $150

Closed on 11/14/2018