Auction 136, Lot 392

"Carte du Golfe du Mexique et des Isles Antilles", Tardieu, Pierre Francois

Subject: Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean

Period: 1797 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Universel de Geographie Physique et Politique

Color: Hand Color

17 x 12.8 inches
43.2 x 32.5 cm

Detailed map of the Gulf of Mexico and all the islands of the West Indies. There is nice detail on coastlines, watershed and mountains. The Bahamas are particularly well rendered. North and South America show very little inland detail. Block style title. Four distance scales and longitude is noted from both Paris and the Isle de Fer. Published by Chanlaire & Mentelle.


Condition: A+

Crisp early impression on a full sheet with wide margins and deckle edged. There are binding holes in the left margin, well away from the image.

Estimate: $300 - $375


Closed on 6/1/2011