Auction 140, Lot 361

"Charte der Insel Puertorico und der Insel Bieque nach Don Tomas Lopez von Ledru", Weimar Geographisches Institut

Subject: Puerto Rico & Vieques

Period: 1814 (dated)

Publication: Reise nach den Inseln Teneriffa, Trinidad, St. Thomas, St. Cruz und Porto-Rico

Color: Hand Color

13 x 8.3 inches
33 x 21.1 cm

A scarce and densely engraved map of Puerto Rico and the adjacent island of Vieques. Numerous place names, navigational hazards, and anchorages are shown along the coastline, while the interior is filled primarily with topographical detail and just a few place names. The map is based on the work of Andree Pierre Ledru, who served as botanist to the expedition of Captain Nicolas Baudin in the Canary Islands and the Caribbean. Engraved by C. Ehnlich.

References: Phillips (Maps of America), p. 719.

Condition: B+

Wide margins with light toning.

Estimate: $475 - $600

Sold for: $240

Closed on 5/23/2012