Auction 114, Lot 623

"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.


Condition: A

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.

Estimate: $140 - $160

Sold for: $150

Closed on 3/1/2006