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Auction 132, Lot 361

"Tabago Dresse sur des Arpentages nouveaux par Jefferys Geographe…", Le Rouge, George Louis

Subject: Tobago

Period: 1777 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

24 x 18.3 inches
61 x 46.5 cm
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This is a very scarce map of the island of Tobago vividly portraying the mountainous terrain and numerous protective bays. The chart is a French issue of Thomas Jefferys' map of 1775. The map illustrates the rapid development of sugar plantations; each large division is noted with the number of estates (286 total) and acreages. Only a small, mountainous portion of the island is undeveloped. The map depicts the Indian villages, watering places, forts (including a demolished French fort), rocks, shoals, and anchorages with very specific navigational notations. Two large insets depict Great & Little Courland Bays and Man of War Bay.


Condition: B+

Original outline color and wide original margins with a bit of faint foxing and a soft fold near center.

Estimate: $700 - $800


Closed on 6/2/2010