Auction 123, Lot 419

"Le Fort Royal dans l'Isle de la Martinique. Vu du Mouillage", Ozanne, Nicolas-Marie

Subject: Martinique

Period: 1780 (circa)

Publication: Collection des Ports de France

Color: Black & White

12.8 x 6 inches
32.5 x 15.2 cm

A beautifully engraved and rendered view that shows several large ships in the port with other, smaller vessels navigating the harbor. The fancy title is decorated with a vignette of the French crown and shield flanked on both sides by banners and assorted local produce. Beautifully engraved by Nicolas-Marie Ozanne (1728-1811), a well-known 18th century French engraver. A rarely seen view of Martinique.


Condition: B+

Map has some very light staining in image, and hinge tape remnants on verso. A beautiful impression with wide margins.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $110

Closed on 2/20/2008