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Auction 98, Lot 236

"Carte Reduite de l'Isle de la Jamaique pour Servir aux Vaisseaux du Roy…", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Jamaica

Period: 1753 (dated)

Publication: Hydrographie Francoise Recueil des Cartes Marines Generales et Particulieres

Color: Hand Color

34.2 x 21.2 inches
86.9 x 53.8 cm
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A very large and handsome chart filled with rhumb lines and centered on a eight-point compass rose. Jamaica is very detailed and divided into parishes. Features topography and many coastal place names. Large decorative rococo-style cartouche. Includes photocopy of the title page.

References: Phillips (A) Vol 2, #590-70; Kapp (MCC-42) #66.

Condition: A

Great impression and coloring on a full sheet of thick hand laid paper with full margins.

Estimate: $800 - $1,000


Closed on 3/6/2002