"Plan de la Baye de Pensacola dans la Floride", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
Subject: Pensacola, Florida
Period: 1764 (circa)
Publication: Le Petit Atlas Maritime…
Color: Hand Color
6.8 x 8.5 inches
17.3 x 21.6 cm
This copperplate engraved chart shows the bay with the tiny village of Pensacola protected by Fort St. Charles and by Fort de Ste. Rose which lies across the bay on a narrow spit of land. It locates a few houses in Pensacola. Soundings and a bit of topographical detail on the coast are all that is shown, locating Pointe au Chevruil, Fontaine, and several rivers including du Gouverneur, de l'Amirante, and du Jourdan. A rococo-style title cartouche incorporates a distance scale. The fleur-de-lys and rhumblines show north to the left. At upper right is "Tome. I. No. 42."
References: Phillips (Atlases) #3508, v. 1 #42; Sellers & Van Ee #1655.
A crisp impression on watermarked paper with contemporary color. There is some minor toning mostly in the upper margin.