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Auction 195, Lot 382

"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
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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.

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: $550 - $700


Closed on 11/15/2023