Auction 122, Lot 374

"Description des Plantes, Arbres, Animaux & Poissons des Iles Antilles, avec les Moers des Sauvages qui s'y Trouvent, et la Maniere don’t on Fait le Sucre", Chatelain, Henry Abraham

Subject: Caribbean

Period: 1708 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Historique ou Nouvelle

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19.3 x 14.8 inches
49 x 37.6 cm

This very boldly engraved sheet shows the commodities, natives and animals of the Antilles. The papayas, pineapples, peppers, bananas, peanuts and other useful plants are noted, and opossums, crocodiles, and wild boar are described as well. Other views show the houses of the workers and how they make sugar and indigo. Includes a panel of fish showing several sharks, dorado, bonito, and a manatee.

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Condition: B+

A nice impression with one small pinhole in the top left panel. Some staining in the top margin, not affecting the view.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $220

Closed on 12/5/2007

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