Auction 127, Lot 400

"Carte Reduite des Isles Antilles [on sheet with] Carte Reduite des Debouquements de St. Domingue", Verdun de la Crenne

Subject: Lesser Antilles

Period: 1775 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
20.5 x 34 inches
52.1 x 86.4 cm

A pair of handsome charts printed on one large sheet. The top map covers from the Virgin Islands to Barbados. The bottom chart describes the lower Bahamas, including the Turks & Caicos Islands, and the northern shore of Hispaniola. Each chart is crisply engraved and shows excellent detail including towns and villages, soundings and anchorages, shoals and topography. The charts have several notes describing the routes and discoveries of previous French explorers. The seal of the Depot de Marine is at bottom left and Prix Trois Livres at bottom right.

References:

Condition: A

There is some minor edge wear and extraneous creasing along the centerfold, but overall very good condition for such a large map.

Estimate: $475 - $550

Sold for: $275

Closed on 2/25/2009

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