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Auction 191, Lot 699

"Carte des Isles Philippines Dressee sur la Carte Espagnole du R.P. Murillo de Velarde. 2e. Feuille...", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Southern Philippines

Period: 1752 (dated)

Publication: Histoire Generale des Voyages

Color: Hand Color

11.9 x 8.3 inches
30.2 x 21.1 cm
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Attractive map depicts the southern islands of the Philippine archipelago, including Mindanao, Palawan, Panay, and part of Borneo. The map has good detail throughout and is adorned by a lovely rococo-style title cartouche. Although Bellin credits Jesuit priest Pedro Murillo Velarde as the source for the cartography of the region, Velarde's original map did not include the mythical island of St. Johann, which is here depicted to the east of Mindanao.


Condition: A

A crisp impression on a bright sheet with a bunch of grapes watermark and four small worm holes in the image that do not distract and marginal soiling.

Estimate: $160 - $190

Sold for: $150

Closed on 2/8/2023