Auction 140, Lot 367

"Ste. Lucie d'apres les Plans Leves par les Anglois lors qu'ils la Possedoient…", Le Rouge, George Louis

Subject: St. Lucia

Period: 1779 (dated)

Publication: Atlas Americain Septentrional

Color: Hand Color

18 x 23.5 inches
45.7 x 59.7 cm

This uncommon chart is the French version of the 1775 map by Thomas Jeffreys. The high quality of the engraving provides the viewer a good perspective on the topography of the island. A legend at bottom identifies plantations and anchorages for large and small vessels. The inset Plan du Carenage shows soundings, anchorages and fortifications.


Condition: B+

Printed on heavy, watermarked paper with attractive color and wide margins. There are a few faint spots and a couple of archivally repaired tears in blank margins.

Estimate: $850 - $1,000


Closed on 5/23/2012