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Auction 191, Lot 387

"Carte de l'Isle de la Jamaique", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Jamaica

Period: 1758 (dated)

Publication: Prevost's Histoire Generale des Voyages

Color: Hand Color

12.6 x 8.3 inches
32 x 21.1 cm
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Strongly engraved map describes this island of the Greater Antilles. Divided by parishes, the map shows remarkable detail with scores of place names along the coast plus mountains, personal estates, watershed, and other details in the interior. At lower left is a decorative rococo-style title cartouche with compass rose and rhumb lines above.

References: Kapp (MCC-42) #77; Sellers and Van Ee #1917.

Condition: B+

A nice impression on a watermarked sheet with a few minor spots and light offsetting.

Estimate: $120 - $150

Sold for: $60

Closed on 2/8/2023