Auction 126, Lot 396

"Carte des Antilles Francoises et des Isles Voisines Dressee sur les memoire manuscrits de Mr. Petit Ingenieur du Roy…", Delisle/Covens & Mortier

Subject: Lesser Antilles

Period: 1733 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Nouveau…

Color: Hand Color

Size:
17.5 x 23 inches
44.5 x 58.4 cm

This is a beautifully engraved map of the Windward Islands that extends from Guadeloupe to Grenade and includes Barbados. Numerous place names are shown, as are the locations of forts, churches, rivers and more. In this edition, as in Delisle's map, Grenada is shown upside-down. This handsome map includes a simple title cartouche and a pair of very nice compass roses.

References: Tooley (MCC-33) #55.

Condition: A+

Superb old color.

Estimate: $325 - $400

Sold for: $200

Closed on 12/3/2008

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