Auction 107, Lot 243

"A Map of the West Indies", Hurst (family)

Subject: Caribbean

Period: 1851 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
17.3 x 13.8 inches
43.9 x 35.1 cm

Original manuscript map of the islands including the southern tip of Florida, the Isthmus of Panama and the coastline of Venezuela. Fine detail of cities, islands and keys. The title is in beautiful calligraphy attributing its origin to William Hurst, Standard Hill Academy [Nottingham], Christmas 1853. The map is finely rendered in ink and hand-colored with watercolor.

References:

Condition: A

Bright coloring on thick paper. A light stain in blank area, still very good.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $275

Closed on 6/9/2004

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