Auction 123, Lot 397

"La Jamaique aux Anglois dans le Golfe du Mexique [on sheet with] La Bermude aux Anglois", Crepy, (Family)

Subject: Jamaica, Bermuda

Period: 1767 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
10.5 x 8 inches
26.7 x 20.3 cm

This is a reissued map that was originally published by George Le Rouge in 1748. The sheet contains two maps, 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 resulting from the 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. The coastlines of North America are gone, but the small depiction of an additional Bermuda remains, which appears on this map as a small offshore island named Bermudos.

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Condition: B

A little faint foxing and later color.

Estimate: $250 - $300

Sold for: $180

Closed on 2/20/2008

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