Auction 122, Lot 396

"St. Christophers, Surveyed by Anthony Ravell Esqr. Surveyor General of the Islands of St. Christophers, Nevis, & Montserat", Jefferys, Thomas

Subject: St. Kitts

Period: 1768 (published)

Publication: A General Topography of North America

Color: Black & White

24 x 18.2 inches
61 x 46.2 cm

This handsome large-scale map of St. Kitts has numbered surveyed areas and many placenames, including some rather salty ones along the coast. The map locates the anchorages, and a note near Limekiln Bay records that the Childs Play Man of War was lost on these Rocks Sept. 2. 1707. The map is simply composed, decorated only with a large fleur-de-lys. First state, without inset of Nevis.

References: Tooley (MCC-81) St. Christopher #41.

Condition: A

A superb impression on a sheet with a faint trace of offsetting. The margins have some minor tears that have been repaired on the verso with tissue.

Estimate: $500 - $650

Sold for: $300

Closed on 12/5/2007