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Auction 125, Lot 359

"Carte Particuliere des Iles Antilles ou des Indes Occidentales", Brue, Adrien Hubert

Subject: Caribbean

Period: 1837 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

20 x 14.2 inches
50.8 x 36.1 cm

Attractive and very detailed map describing the West Indies with insets of the Virgin Islands, Martinique and Guadeloupe. Beautifully engraved with a very fine line on heavy paper, the sheet features an embossed atlas seal below the fancy script title. A touch of outline color along the shorelines of the individual islands provides a delicate accent that is characteristic of Brue's style. Here, the outline color reflects colonial claims, including those of France, England, Spain, Denmark, Holland, and Sweden. Bold keyboard style border surrounds.


Condition: A

Fine impression and lovely original hand coloring on a thick sheet with huge margins. Some toning at margin edges.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $100

Closed on 9/24/2008