"Isle de la Guadeloupe Scituee a 16 Degree de Lat. Septentrionale", Sanson/Mariette
Period: 1650 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
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.
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.