Auction 132, Lot 341

"Isles Lucayes", Mallet, Alain Manesson

Subject: Bahamas

Period: 1683 (circa)

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Color: Black & White

Size:
4.2 x 5.8 inches
10.7 x 14.7 cm

This well engraved chart gives good detail of the northern Caribbean with excellent detail of the Bahamas. The southeastern coastline of Florida is at the map's left edge and a portion of Cuba is below the Bahamas. The seas are fully engraved in a wave-pattern and are further decorated with a cluster of battling sailing ships shown above Grand Bahama Island with a ribbon-style title cartouche floating above in the sky.

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Condition: A+

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $100

Closed on 6/2/2010

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