Auction 122, Lot 394

"Het Westindisch Eiland Martenique…", Tirion, Isaac

Subject: Martinique

Period: 1763 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

14.3 x 12.1 inches
36.3 x 30.7 cm

A finely engraved, richly colored decorative map of the island divided into three districts and filled with tremendous detail of roads, topography, soundings, villages, windmills, and plantations. The title cartouche incorporates the distance scales and is garnished with sugar cane. A small compass rose completes the composition.


Condition: B+

A nice example with a good impression on a sound sheet issued folding, now flattened. There is a little minor offsetting and toning. The margins have some faint stains, not affecting the map.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $150

Closed on 12/5/2007