Catalog Archive
Auction 123, Lot 385

"Carte Particuliere des Iles Antilles ou des Indes Occidentales", Brue, Adrien Hubert

Subject: Caribbean

Period: 1828 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

20 x 14.3 inches
50.8 x 36.3 cm

An attractive and very detailed map of the West Indies with insets of the Virgin Islands, Martinique and Guadeloupe. Beautifully engraved on fine heavy paper, an embossed atlas seal lies below the fancy script title. A touch of outline color along the shorelines of the individual islands provides a delicate accent and reflects colonial claims, including those of France, England, Spain, Denmark, Holland, and Sweden. Bold keyboard style border and very wide margins.


Condition: B+

Beautiful impression and coloring, with very wide margins. There is some very faint offsetting in the map, and some minor soiling in the margins.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $110

Closed on 2/20/2008