Antique Print-GUADELOUPE-WEST INDIES-CARIBBEAN-MARI GALANTE-Bellin-c. 1757

Price: € 174,50

Subject: Antique print, titled: 'Carte de L'Isle de la Guadeloupe' - A very decorative map of Guadeloupe in the Caribbean, adorned with rhumb lines, fleur-de-lys, and two decorative rococo-style cartouches. Filled with good detail and place names throughout. Also includes the islands of Mari-Galante, Terre d'Enhaut, and Terre d'Enbas.
Condition: Good, given age. Edges slightly browned. Original middle fold as issued. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
Medium: Engraving / etching with hand colouring on hand laid paper.
Size (in cm): The overall size is ca. 35.5 x 24.5 cm. The image size is ca. 30.3 x 21 cm.
Size (in inch): The overall size is ca. 14 x 9.6 inch. The image size is ca. 11.9 x 8.3 inch.
Part Number: 58773
Location: (ISCRA) BG-B6-19
Description: Source unknown, to be determined.

Artists and Engravers: Made by 'Jacques Nicolas Bellin' after an anonymous artist. Jacques Nicolas Bellin (1703 - 1772) was a French hydrographer, geographer, and member of the French intellectual group called the philosophes. Bellin was born in Paris. He was hydrographer of France's hydrographic office, member of the Academie de Marine and of the Royal Society of London. Over a 50 year career, he produced a large number of maps of particular interest to the Ministere de la Marine.