Auction 106, Lot 244

"The Caribbee or Leeward Islands, the Virgin Islands, and the Isle of Porto Rico", Jefferys, Thomas

Subject: Caribbean

Period: 1794 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
24.4 x 18.4 inches
62 x 46.7 cm

Uncommon and very handsome sea chart of the West Indies from Puerto Rico to Barbados. The map is intricately detailed with place names, anchorages, and navigational hazards. It shows the Bank of Aves stretching between Saba and Aves Islands. Richly ornamented with sailing ships, loxodromic lines and a fleur-de-lis. Published by Lauri & Whittle.

References: Sellers & Van Ee #1968.

Condition: A+

Printed on fine hand laid paper with a large watermark. Tiny marginal tears professionally repaired.

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,200

Sold for: $800

Closed on 3/3/2004

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