Auction 134, Lot 317

"Carte d'une Partie de l'Amerique pour la Navigation des Isles et du Golfe du Mexique…", Buache, Philip

Subject: Caribbean

Period: 1740 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

25.8 x 19.3 inches
65.5 x 49 cm

This is a very scarce chart of the West Indies drawn from Popple's important map of the British Empire in America with "corrections and augmentations" as noted by Buache in the French text at upper right. The chart is focused on navigational information, with soundings, shoals, currents, etc. carefully noted. It extends to include much information on the interior of northern South America, Central America, and the Florida peninsula.

References: Lowery p. 278, #358.

Condition: B+

Original outline color with a bit of minor toning. A 1/2" tear in the right side border has been neatly repaired with tissue on verso.

Estimate: $550 - $700

Sold for: $400

Closed on 12/1/2010