1758 Bellin Very Large Antique Map Sea Chart of the Caribbean Island of Jamaica

Cartographer : Jacques Nicholas Bellin

  • Title : Carte Particuliere De L'Isle De La Jamaique ...MDCCLVIII
  • Date : 1758
  • Condition: (A+) Fine Condition
  • Ref:  50655
  • Size: 36in x 25in (910mm x 635mm)

This very large finely engraved beautifully hand coloured original antique map, sea chart, of the Caribbean Island of Jamaica was engraved and published by Jacques Nicolas Bellin in 1758 - dated in the title cartouche.

A very attractive, large and detailed chart of this strategically and economically important island, by the leading French hydrographer of the period. With a lengthy text panel of observations in the lower left corner and decorative title cartouche in the upper right corner. The island is divided into its provinces with towns and villages named. Reference is also made to the cultivation of coffee and sugar. (Ref: Tooley; M&B)

General Description:
Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stable
Paper color: - Blue
Age of map color: - Early
Colors used: - Yellow, green pink, blue 
General color appearance: - Authentic
Paper size: - 36in x 25in (910mm x 635mm)
Plate size: - 36in x 23 1/2in (910mm x 600mm)
Margins: - Min 1/4in (55mm)

Margins: - None
Plate area: - Printers crease adjacent to bottom & top centerfold
Verso: - None