Catalog Archive
Auction 102, Lot 547

"Description des Plantes, Arbres, Animaux & Poissons des Iles Antilles, avec les Moers des Sauvages qui s'y Trouvent, et la Maniere don’t on Fait le Sucre", Chatelain, Henry Abraham

Subject: Caribbean

Period: 1719 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Historique ou Nouvelle

Color: Black & White

19 x 14.5 inches
48.3 x 36.8 cm

Very boldly engraved sheet that shows the plants, trees, animals, and birds of the Antilles. Other views show the houses of the savages and how they make sugar. Includes a panel of fish showing several sharks, dolphin, and a Manatee.


Condition: A+

A few very insignificant spots, otherwise a very fine example on a full sheet of clean paper with wide margins. One small marginal tear repaired with archival tape.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $110

Closed on 3/5/2003