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Auction 109, Lot 304

"Carte de l'Ile de la Guadeloupe Dressee en 1822 sur les documens les plus Authentiques", Anon.

Subject: Guadeloupe

Period: 1822 (dated)


Color: Black & White

24 x 18 inches
61 x 45.7 cm

An uncommon map of this French island in the Lesser Antilles with an area of about 500 square miles. It is actually two islands divided by a narrow channel, here called the Rivere Salee. A remarkable amount of detail is provided along the coastline and throughout the interior with numerous roads and buildings shown. Two insets at bottom, "Iles des Saintes" and "Iles de la Petite Terre." A handsome chart with a large compass rose and three distance scales.


Condition: B

Issued folding now back with archival tissue. Toned a little along some folds. Closed tear at binding trim with paper added in margin to restore binding trim.

Estimate: $200 - $250


Closed on 12/1/2004