Auction 108, Lot 254

"Carte de l'Isle de la Martinique", Homann Heirs

Subject: Martinique

Period: 1762 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

22 x 18.2 inches
55.9 x 46.2 cm

A German version of Bellin's large-scale chart of the island filled with meticulous topographical and nautical detail. It shows roads, topography, soundings, villages, windmills, and plantations. The handsome map includes a fine compass rose, rhumb lines and rococo-style (uncolored) cartouches enclose both the title and the key.


Condition: A

Margins slightly trimmed, probably in a previous binding. Original color.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $220

Closed on 9/29/2004