"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.
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.