Auction 122, Lot 388

"Isle de la Guadeloupe Scituee a 16 Degree de Lat. Septentrionale", Sanson/Mariette

Subject: Guadeloupe

Period: 1650 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
16.8 x 12.2 inches
42.7 x 31 cm

A lovely map that includes portions of Isle de la Desirade and Mariegalante Isle. The map has a crisp impression, and shows good coastal detail with dozens of rivers, large shoals and several forts and churches. The interior is mostly blank, but for the central mountains. A beautiful compass rose and an elegant drape-style title cartouche highlight this example.

References:

Condition: A

A nice impression on a double-thick sheet with original outline color. Some faint offsetting, and a small amount of soiling in lower margin.

Estimate: $200 - $300

Sold for: $150

Closed on 12/5/2007

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