Auction 93, Lot 167

"Carte Reduite des Isles Antilles…", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Lesser Antilles

Period: 1758 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

22.2 x 34.5 inches
56.4 x 87.6 cm

Handsome sea chart on two joined sheets covering the region from the Virgin Islands to Grenada in great detail. Two large floral cartouches; one enclosing the title and the other with an inset "Carte Particuliere les Isles des Vierges". Rhumb lines and two vignettes of coastlines.


Condition: B

On very thick paper. Very light damp stain and old repairs of some long tears with some roughness along joint. Overall a very attractive and uncommon map.

Estimate: $900 - $1,000

Sold for: $800

Closed on 12/6/2000