Auction 136, Lot 412

"Carte des Antilles Francoises et des Isles Voisines Dressee sur les memoire manuscrits de Mr. Petit Ingenieur du Roy…", Delisle/Covens & Mortier

Subject: Lesser Antilles

Period: 1730 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Nouveau…

Color: Hand Color

17.5 x 23.5 inches
44.5 x 59.7 cm

This is a beautifully engraved map of the Windward Islands that extends from Guadeloupe to Grenade and includes Barbados. Numerous place names are shown, as are the locations of forts, churches and rivers. Grenada is shown upside-down. This handsome map includes a simple title cartouche and a pair of very nice compass roses.

References: Tooley (MCC-33) #55.

Condition: B+

There are two small holes in blank area of title cartouche and some minor offsetting and light toning.

Estimate: $250 - $325


Closed on 6/1/2011