Auction 137, Lot 444

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

Subject: Lesser Antilles

Period: 1717 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

14.6 x 25.2 inches
37.1 x 64 cm

This beautiful chart is the first state of Delisle's map of the Antilles that extends from Guadeloupe to Grenade and includes Barbados. Numerous place names are shown, as are the locations of forts, churches, rivers and more. The most remarkable feature is the upside-down depiction of Grenada. The chart is centered on a large compass rose.

References: Tooley (MCC-33) #54.

Condition: B+

Heavy, watermarked paper with a few faint spots. Right-hand margin has been extended, far from map image.

Estimate: $375 - $450

Sold for: $190

Closed on 9/14/2011