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Auction 98, Lot 231

"Carte des Isles d'Aklin et de la Fortune", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Bahamas

Period: 1768 (published)

Publication: Description Geographique des Debouquemens…

Color: Hand Color

6.1 x 8.2 inches
15.5 x 20.8 cm
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Columbus discovered Acklins Island in the Lower Bahamas on his first voyage. Shows the western portion of Acklins, all of Fortune and part of the Kroo-ked Island, the area including present-day Albert Town, Fish Cay, and Woods Cay.

References: Phillips (A) 3949-7.

Condition: A

Good impression on hand laid paper with a couple tiny spots, still very good.

Estimate: $200 - $250


Closed on 3/6/2002