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Auction 193, Lot 385

"Carte Reduite des Mers du Nord, pour Servir a l'Histoire Generale des Voyages", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: North Atlantic & Arctic Ocean

Period: 1758 (dated)

Publication: Histoire Generale des Voyages

Color: Hand Color

17.7 x 13 inches
45 x 33 cm
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This nice chart is centered roughly on Iceland and covers from the eastern shores of Canada through Greenland to Scandinavia and Britain. The coastlines are intricately drawn with coastal place names the only detail. A fine chart with decorative title cartouche and rhumb lines.


Condition: B+

A nice impression, issued folding on a sheet with a small bunch of grapes watermark. There is minor offsetting, toning along one of the folds, and light soiling. There are archival repairs to a tear that extends 1.5" into image at bottom center and a fold separation in the top margin.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $100

Closed on 6/21/2023