Auction 122, Lot 387

"Carte des Antilles Francoises et des Isles Voisines Dresse sur le memoires manuscrits…", Delisle, Guillaume

Subject: Lesser Antilles

Period: 1717 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

14.5 x 25 inches
36.8 x 63.5 cm

A beautifully engraved, richly colored first state of De Lisle's map of the Antilles that extends from Guadeloupe to Grenada and includes Barbados. Numerous place names are shown, as are the locations of forts, churches, rivers and more. The most remarkable feature is the upside-down depiction of Grenada. This superb example uses gold leaf to pinpoint the locations of the larger towns, and includes a beautiful compass rose.

References: Tooley (MCC-33) #54.

Condition: B

A lovely impression and original color on a sturdy sheet. The centerfold is toned, with a 6" separation repaired on the verso with paper.

Estimate: $325 - $400

Sold for: $230

Closed on 12/5/2007