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Auction 175, Lot 344

"Carte de l'Ocean Occidental Dressee pour Servir a l'Histoire Generale des Voyages...", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: North Atlantic

Period: 1746 (dated)

Publication: Prevost's Histoire Generale des Voyages

Color: Hand Color

18.2 x 12.6 inches
46.2 x 32 cm

This attractive chart of the North Atlantic is centered on a stunning 32-point compass rose and delineated with rhumb lines. A good portion of each of the continents is shown with major port cities named. The coast of North America is labeled with the colonies Florida, Carolina, Virginie, Pensilvanie and Nouve. Angleterre, Ne. Ecosse, and Acadie. The important fishing banks of North America are prominently depicted. The Prime Meridian is shown through I. Ferro with an alternate Prime Meridian shown through Paris.


Condition: A

Issued folding with a few faint spots, otherwise fine.

Estimate: $170 - $200

Sold for: $240

Closed on 11/13/2019