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Auction 189, Lot 310

"Carte de l'Isle de la Barbade dressee au Depost des Cartes et Plans de la Marine", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Barbados

Period: 1758 (dated)

Publication: Hydrographie Francoise…

Color: Hand Color

16 x 22 inches
40.6 x 55.9 cm
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This is a very handsome chart and one of the finest large-scale maps of Barbados. The island is shown divided into parishes with fine detail of topography, anchorages, shoals, rocks, etc. Published by the French Admiralty, the map is boldly engraved with an elaborate cartouche, rhumb lines, and the seal of the Depot de la Marine. Prix . Trente Sols outside bottom left border.

References: Campbell (MCC-21) #33, plt. XIV.

Condition: A

On watermarked paper with a crease at top left. The already adequate right side margin has been extended to better accommodate framing.

Estimate: $600 - $750

Sold for: $450

Closed on 9/14/2022