Antique Map Auction Sale No. 134 - closed 12/1/2010
This is an attractive and very detailed map describing the West Indies with insets of the Virgin Islands, Martinique and Guadeloupe. Beautifully engraved with a very fine line on heavy paper. A touch of outline color along the shorelines of the individual islands provides a delicate accent that is characteristic of Brue's style. Here, the outline color reflects colonial claims, including those of France, England, Spain, Denmark, Holland, and Sweden. With Brue's embossed seal and surrounded by a decorative keyboard-style border that indicates longitude from Paris. Fancy title lettering embellished with flourishes.