Auction 123, Lot 406

"Carte des Antilles Francoises et des Isles Voisines…", Delisle/Buache

Subject: Lesser Antilles

Period: 1717 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
14.7 x 25.4 inches
37.3 x 64.5 cm

A beautifully engraved, richly colored map of the Windward Islands that extends from Guadeloupe to Grenade and includes Barbados. Numerous place names are shown, as are the locations of forts, churches, rivers and more. In Delisle's first edition Grenada is shown upside-down, corrected here by Buache. This handsome example includes a simple title cartouche and a very nice compass rose.

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Condition: B+

A lovely impression and original color on a sturdy sheet. There are several spots, some within the image, and some light soil in margins.

Estimate: $250 - $300

Sold for: $190

Closed on 2/20/2008

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