Auction 122, Lot 436

"La Jamaique aux Anglois dans le Golfe du Mexique [on sheet with] La Bermude aux Anglois", Le Rouge, George Louis

Subject: Bermuda, Jamaica

Period: 1746 (dated)

Publication: Atlas Nouveau Portatif

Color: Hand Color

10.5 x 8 inches
26.7 x 20.3 cm

These two maps on one sheet show the British Possessions in the Caribbean and the Atlantic Ocean, Jamaica above Bermuda. Jamaica is engraved to show the plantations, denoting those growing sugar, cotton, cacao, and indigo. The map of Bermuda includes an interesting cartographic error which resulted from copying John Speed's map of 1627. In that map, Bermuda was superimposed over a map of the coastline of New England and Virginia to show the relative position of Bermuda in addition to the main map of the island. Le Rouge dropped the coastlines of North America, but left the small depiction of Bermuda, which appears on this map as a small offshore island named Bermudos.

References: MCC-19 #35.

Condition: B+

A little faint toning on the centerfold, still a nice example on a sound sheet.

Estimate: $180 - $230

Sold for: $130

Closed on 12/5/2007