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Auction 181, Lot 385

"Carte des Isles Bermudes ou de Sommer Tire de l'Anglois", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Bermuda

Period: 1764 (circa)

Publication: Le Petit Atlas Maritime

Color: Black & White

12.9 x 8 inches
32.8 x 20.3 cm

This attractive copper engraving of Bermuda is divided into parishes, here called Cantons. The map shows the best routes for entering the bays around the islands as well as forts, churches, towns, and navigational hazards. Rhumb lines radiate from the center of the map, with north oriented to the upper right. Decorated by a rococo-style cartouche and fleur-de-lis. This map also appeared in Bellin's Description Geographique des Debouquemens qui sont au Nord de l'Isle de Saint Domingue.

References: Palmer (MCC-19) #38; Evans #1764-Bellin.

Condition: B

On watermarked paper with minor foxing and faint offsetting. There is light toning along the centerfold and sheet edges.

Estimate: $300 - $375

Sold for: $150

Closed on 2/10/2021