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Auction 181, Lot 344

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

Subject: Saint Lucia

Period: 1758 (dated)

Publication: Histoire Generale des Voyages

Color: Hand Color

11.9 x 7.8 inches
30.2 x 19.8 cm

This small map of the island of Saint Lucia in the Lesser Antilles is intricately engraved to show topographical details, place names, a road that runs the length of the island to the town of Soufriere, and the minute coastal detail for which Bellin is renowned. It is nicely decorated with a rococo-style cartouche. A small fleur-de-lis orients north to the left.

References: cf. Sellers & Van Ee #2069; Tooley (MCC-81) #3.

Condition: A

A dark impression on a bright sheet of watermarked paper, issued folding with a hint of offsetting and light toning along the edges of the sheet.

Estimate: $80 - $95

Sold for: $100

Closed on 2/10/2021