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Auction 188, Lot 334

"Carte de l'Ocean Meridional Dressee pour Servir a l'Histoire Generale des Voyages", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: South Atlantic

Period: 1746 (dated)

Publication: L'Histoire Generale des Voyages

Color: Black & White

17.8 x 13.5 inches
45.2 x 34.3 cm
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This attractive chart of the South Atlantic is centered on a large compass rose with rhumb lines radiating across the ocean. A good portion of the coastlines of South America and Africa are shown with major port cities named. The Prime Meridian is shown through l'Isle de Fer and the Meridian of Paris is shown just west of the coast of Africa. A large rococo title cartouche graces the otherwise blank interior of South America. Engraved by Van Schley. Dutch title below map: "Kaart van de Zuid-Zee, om te Dienen Voor de Historische Beschryving der Reizen."


Condition: A

A sharp impression on a bright sheet with a large Strasburg Lily watermark and a narrow margin at bottom left due to a binding trim.

Estimate: $190 - $220


Closed on 6/22/2022