"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.
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.