Auction 135, Lot 374

"Carte des Antilles Francoises et des Isles Voisines Dressee sur des Memoires Manuscrits", Chatelain, Henry Abraham

Subject: Lesser Antilles

Period: 1719 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Historique…

Color: Hand Color

Size:
12.8 x 18.6 inches
32.5 x 47.2 cm

This is Chatelain's version of Delisle's map of the Lesser Antilles that includes the interesting cartographic error of an upside-down Grenada. It extends from Guadeloupe to Grenade and includes Barbados. Numerous place names are shown, as are the locations of forts, churches, rivers, towns and villages. French text describes the European discovery and history of the islands.

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Condition: A

Issued folding, now flattened with the binding trim at upper left replaced to better accommodate framing.

Estimate: $325 - $375

Sold for: $240

Closed on 2/16/2011

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