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Auction 179, Lot 403

"Carte de l'Isle de la Grenade, pour Servir a l'Histoire Generale des Voyages", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Grenada

Period: 1758 (dated)

Publication: Histoire Generale des Voyages

Color: Hand Color

6.1 x 8.3 inches
15.5 x 21.1 cm
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Very well described chart of the island showing administrative subdivisions (Paroisee du Grand Marquis, etc.), villages, churches, watershed, and some relief. Many features are named along the coastline. The rococo-style title cartouche incorporates a distance scale. At lower left "Tom XV in 4o. No. 14" and lower right "Tome 15 in 8o. Page 446."

References: Tooley (MCC-62) Grenada #6; Sellers & Van Ee #2098.

Condition: A

A crisp impression on a bright sheet with the left margin professionally extended with period-correct paper to accommodate framing.

Estimate: $80 - $95

Sold for: $160

Closed on 9/16/2020