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