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Auction 189, Lot 309


"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
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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.

Condition: A

A sharp impression on a bright sheet with a few minor spots.

Estimate: $80 - $100

Sold for: $110

Closed on 9/14/2022