"[Lot of 3 - Hispaniola, St. Kitts & Barbados, Tobago]", Labat, J. B.
Subject: Caribbean Islands
Period: 1742 (published)
Publication: Nouveau Voyage aux Isles de l'Amerique
Color: Black & White
1) L'Isle St. Domingue ou Espangnola…, J.B. Labat, 1742, Paris, 7.7" x 5". This nice small map of Hispaniola shows the division between the French and Spanish possession with more information on the French side. Jean-Baptiste Labat was a French Dominican missionary and engineer who spent several years in the West Indies at the turn of the 18th century. Folding as issued with some light offsetting or toning. (B+)
2) Isle St. Christophle une des antilles aux anglois. / La Barbade une des antilles aux anglois divisee par Paroisses, George Loius Le Rouge, 1748, Paris, 8" x 10.6". Two maps on one sheet. St. Kitts is in upper right, Barbados occupies most of the sheet in lower 2/3's. Both show good detail of topography and watershed, settlements and roads or trails, and with much coastal information including hazards to navigation. Toned along centerfold. (B+)
3) Map of the Island of Tobago for the History of the West Indies, Bryan Edwards, London, 1799, 9.3" x 7". This copper engraved chart of the island shows its political divisions and considerable coastal detail. Topography is well developed. Published by John Stockdale. Nice example. (A)
Faintly toned with slight offsetting, overall very good.