"Mauritius or Isle of France", British Admiralty
Subject: Indian Ocean Mauritius
Period: 1831 (dated)
Publication: House of Commons 4th Colonial Revenue Report
Color: Hand Color
13.2 x 19.6 inches
33.5 x 49.8 cm
This fine, uncommon chart was engraved by Aaron Arrowsmith. It is filled with an abundance of geographical information including mountains, rivers, towns and roads. It is a very early lithographic print that was published by James and Luke G. Hansard & Sons. The island was discovered by the Portuguese in 1505, the first settlement was established by the French in 1721, and it became a British colony some eighty years later in 1810.
Dark impression with original color on thick paper. Close margins at sides, as issued, with slight loss at left into neatline. Map image is very good.