"Carte de l'Isle de Sainte Lucie", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
Subject: Saint Lucia
Period: 1764 (published)
Publication: Petit Atlas Maritime
Color: Hand Color
12.4 x 8.3 inches
31.5 x 21.1 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: Sellers & Van Ee #2069; Tooley (MCC-81) #3.
A sharp impression on a bright sheet with a few minor spots.