"Carte de l Isle St. Thomas l'une des Vierges", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
Subject: St. Thomas, Virgin Islands
Period: 1764 (circa)
Publication: Le Petit Atlas Maritime…
Color: Hand Color
14.1 x 8.8 inches
35.8 x 22.4 cm
This outstanding and uncommon map of St. Thomas is a slightly larger version and unique to this 1764 edition. Beautifully engraved, it shows the nearby islands, soundings, anchorages, navigational hazards, villages, and Ft. Christian. A handsome chart that is embellished with a compass rose with fleur-de-lis and rococo-style title cartouche.
References: Phillips (Atlases) #3508 v.1-78.
A crisp impression on watermarked paper with wide margins and contemporary color. There is a hint of toning along the centerfold, otherwise fine.