Auction 178, Lot 232

"Port de la Havane dans l'Isle de Cube", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Havana, Cuba

Period: 1764 (circa)

Publication: Petit Atlas Maritime

Color: Hand Color

6.3 x 8.6 inches
16 x 21.8 cm

Uncommon small plan of the city and harbor of Havana shows the well protected harbor with its fortifications. Rhumblines with fleur-de-lys at upper left and rococo-style title cartouche. List identifies five important buildings. Soundings and shoals are noted in the harbor.

References: Cueto #188

Condition: A

A crisp impression on a bright sheet with a "DUPVY" watermark and minor marginal soiling.

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $85

Closed on 6/10/2020