Auction 127, Lot 394

"A Correct Chart of the Caribbee Islands", Mount & Page

Subject: Lesser Antilles

Period: 1758 (circa)

Publication: English Pilot

Color: Hand Color

Size:
20.5 x 16.8 inches
52.1 x 42.7 cm

This striking sea chart covers islands from Trinidad and the Venezuelan coastline to Puerto Rico. The central compass rose orients the map with west at the top. There is not a great deal of detail, but major anchorages and shoals are noted. The prominent rhumb lines and decorative title cartouche make this a handsome chart.

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Condition: B+

The map has been folded horizontally and there is a tissue reinforcement on one of the folds and along one of the engraved lines on the verso. There is a little printer's ink residue in the map, otherwise very good.

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,200

Unsold

Closed on 2/25/2009

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