Auction 123, Lot 413

"A Prospect of Bridge-Town in the Island of Barbados", Hughes, Griffith

Subject: Barbados

Period: 1750-70 (circa)

Publication: The Natural History of the Island of Barbados.

Color: Black & White

6 x 2.5 inches
15.2 x 6.4 cm

This small, but very handsome view is situated at the top of a full folio sheet (10 x 16") of descriptive text. It features carefully drawn houses, windmills and landscape. The fort overlooks several ships in the harbor. English text continues on verso. This is the headpiece for Book I and was likely engraved by Thomas Jeffreys.


Condition: B

The sheet has some chipping, worm-holing and numerous short separations along the edges, most repaired with archival tape on verso. There is some show through of text from each side.

Estimate: $90 - $120

Sold for: $65

Closed on 2/20/2008