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Auction 191, Lot 386

"Carte Reduite de l'Isle de la Jamaique pour Servir aux Vaisseaux du Roy...", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Jamaica

Period: 1753 (dated)

Publication: Hydrographie Francoise…

Color: Hand Color

34.8 x 21.6 inches
88.4 x 54.9 cm
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Superb, large-scale sea chart of Jamaica that is politically divided into parishes and centered on an eight-point compass rose. The map includes remarkable detail with scores of place names and safe anchorages along the coast, in addition to mountains, roads, personal estates, watershed and other details in the interior. Part of the southern coast of Cuba and the western tip of Hispaniola (Haiti) are also shown. A large decorative rococo-style cartouche further enhances the chart. The seal of the Depot de la Marine is at lower left with Prix trente Sols below the neatline.

References: Kapp (MCC-42) #66.

Condition: A

A crisp impression on a sturdy, watermarked sheet with light toning in blank margins. There is a bit of a gray shadow along the centerfold that is caused by our scanner and doesn't appear on the map itself.

Estimate: $475 - $600


Closed on 2/8/2023