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Auction 178, Lot 415


"Carte des Isles de Maiorque, Minorque et Yvice", Bellin/Homann Heirs

Subject: Balearic Islands

Period: 1756 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

21.9 x 16 inches
55.6 x 40.6 cm
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This nicely detailed map centers on the Spanish Balearic Islands. It shows towns, roads, and topography on each of the islands. A large inset at bottom center depicts the port and city of Mahon on the island of Menorca, with a lettered key identifying 16 locations of interest. At bottom right there is an inset that zooms out to locate the islands in relation to Spain and the Mediterranean. A decorative title cartouche, compass rose, and rhumb lines make this a handsome chart.


Condition: B

A fine impression on sturdy, watermarked paper with contemporary color. There are small scattered stains at top right and moderate toning along the centerfold.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $190

Closed on 6/10/2020