Auction 106, Lot 254

"Charta ofwer Oen St. Barthelemi", Fahlberg, Samuel

Subject: St. Barts

Period: 1786 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
16 x 12.8 inches
40.6 x 32.5 cm

This little map was included in one of the rarest books on St. Barts; Sven Dahlman's Beskrifning Om S. Barthelemy. It was a promotional pamphlet intended to encourage investment and settlement in the new colony, which was awarded to Sweden in 1784 as part of the peace settlement following the American Revolution. The map is well rendered with a block style title and an interesting compass rose. Extremely Rare.

References:

Condition: B

Printed on banknote paper with later color. Light foxing and a few minor creases.

Estimate: $1,500 - $1,600

Sold for: $1,200

Closed on 3/3/2004

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