Auction 98, Lot 233

"Carte Reduite de l'Isle de Cube Dressee au Depot des Cartes et Plane de la Marine Pour le Service des Vaisseaux du Roy", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Cuba

Period: 1762 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Black & White

Size:
35 x 22.7 inches
88.9 x 57.7 cm

A large and very detailed copperplate engraved chart of the island of Cuba. Also shown are the tip of Florida and the Keys and southern Bahamas from Bimini eastward. Large decorative cartouche featuring snakes and a crocodile. Segmented and linen backed with vellum tab labeled in manuscript brown ink. Imprint of the Depot de la Marine.

References:

Condition: A

Tiny bit of soiling, but remarkable condition for a working sea chart. Ink stain on linen backing, not affecting image.

Estimate: $950 - $1,000

Sold for: $800

Closed on 3/6/2002

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