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Auction 195, Lot 381

"Carte des Isles des Vierges", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Virgin Islands

Period: 1764 (circa)

Publication: Le Petit Atlas Maritime…

Color: Hand Color

9.8 x 8 inches
24.9 x 20.3 cm
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An uncommon chart focusing on the Virgin Islands with good detail of the coastlines, offshore islands, shoals, anchorages, and sailing routes between the islands. Embellished by a compass rose with fleur-de-lis, rhumb lines, and a shell-shaped title cartouche.

References: Phillips (Atlases) #3508, v. 1 #77.

Condition: A

A crisp impression on watermarked paper with wide margins and contemporary color. There is a hint of toning along the centerfold, otherwise fine.

Estimate: $450 - $550


Closed on 11/15/2023