Auction 125, Lot 378

"Isle de la Guadeloupe Scituee a 16 Degree de Lat. Septentrionale", Sanson/Mariette

Subject: Guadeloupe

Period: 1650 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
16.8 x 12.2 inches
42.7 x 31 cm

A lovely map that includes portions of Isle de la Desirade and Marie Galante Isle. The map has a crisp impression, and shows good coastal detail with dozens of rivers, large shoals and several forts and churches. The interior is mostly blank, but for the central mountains. Embellished with a beautiful compass rose and an elegant drape-style title cartouche. Single distance scale.

References:

Condition: B

On thin hand laid paper with grape cluster watermark. Some toning or foxing spots, a few rough places in margins and a few old repairs on verso.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $130

Closed on 9/24/2008

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