Auction 122, Lot 397

"Antigua, Surveyed by Robert Baker, Surveyor General of that Island", Jefferys, Thomas

Subject: Antigua

Period: 1775 (published)

Publication: West-India Atlas

Color: Hand Color

Size:
24 x 18.2 inches
61 x 46.2 cm

Handsome map of Antigua, reduced from Robert Baker's large survey of the island. The divisions and parishes are noted and a good network of roads wind through the landscape. The soundings and hazards are meticulously identified, with excellent notes of submerged rocks and other hidden dangers. A chart at the top of the map lists the acreages of each parish and the public places are noted in a chart at the bottom. English Harbour is shown in an inset map above and the approach to the island is shown below the map.

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Condition: A

An excellent impression on a very sturdy sheet with a trace of offsetting and original outline color.

Estimate: $700 - $900

Sold for: $500

Closed on 12/5/2007

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