Plan de la Bayeet Ville de Portobeloen 1736(South America- Panama- Gulf of Mexico- Caribbean Sea)Issued Paris, 1756 by J.N. Bellin. Charming antique copper engraved harbor map, with pleasing full hand color. Relatively few examples are encountered with such pleasing detailed hand color.Sounding depths, compass rose with rhumb lines, city plan top left. A list down the right side identifies 20 specific structures in the map/The image display a cartographic style quite unique to this historical era. Utterly unlike anything produced today and of modern aesthetic appeal for this reason. Print paper and engraved area remains well preserved. Some light age wear or surface spotting/ soiling which is visible within the scan, nothing offensive or severe, overall remains visually attractive and historically interesting.
Nice old antique map, entirely worthy of display, resale, gift-giving, etc.
Sheet measures c. 14 3/4" W x 9 3/4" H.
Printed area measures c. 12 3/4" W x 7 1/2" H. Folio. Original fold lines as issued. Map was acquired folded as issued and will be shipped in this manner to ensure safe arrival as seen.
Tooleys Dictionary of Mapmakers, v. 1
[R9097]Paper and image remains overall clean & sound. Old maps & prints often display small minor repairs on the back, could have uneven blank margins, might have extraneous minor thin creases or other small minor age flaws which do not detract from the visual appeal or value. Condition is carefully considered in arriving at our price.
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[note: we grade conservatively and always seek to disclose any noteworthy flaws.].