Auction 124, Lot 361

"A Map of the Islands of St. Lucia and Martinique, with Part of Dominica and St. Vincents…", Lodge, John

Subject: Martinique and St. Lucia

Period: 1781 (dated)

Publication: Political Magazine,

Color: Hand Color

10.8 x 14.8 inches
27.4 x 37.6 cm

An attractive map of Martinique and St. Lucia showing the area of a naval engagement between Sir Samuel Hood and the French Count de Grasse, one of a number of battles between the forces of England against France and Spain for dominion over the islands in the West Indies. This map is simply engraved, with detail primarily on the coasts. A compass rose in the bottom orients the map.

References: Jolly Pol-31; Tooley (MCC-81) #33.

Condition: B+

Issued folding, now flattened with a couple of light creases, and one tiny rust spot near the compass. The lower binding edge had paper added to facilitate framing.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $160

Closed on 5/7/2008