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Auction 195, Lot 377

"Port et Ville de Porto-Rico dans l'Isle de ce Nom", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: San Juan, Puerto Rico

Period: 1764 (circa)

Publication: Le Petit Atlas Maritime…

Color: Hand Color

12.4 x 8.3 inches
31.5 x 21.1 cm
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A nice chart showing the vicinity of the village of San Juan on the island of Puerto Rico, today known as San Juan Antiquo. It details the bay with soundings, navigational hazards, and anchorages, and locates the Petit Fort in the harbor on a small island. The village is surrounded by fortifications and ramparts. It is embellished by a lovely rococo-style title cartouche, fleur-de-lis, and rhumb lines. No. 76 at upper right.

References: Phillips (Atlases) #3508, v. 1 #76.

Condition: A

A crisp impression on watermarked paper with contemporary color. There is a hint of toning along the centerfold and a small chip in the bottom blank margin.

Estimate: $220 - $250

Sold for: $140

Closed on 11/15/2023