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Auction 142, Lot 330

"La Jamaique Dressee sur les Derniers Plans par Jefferys", Le Rouge, George Louis

Subject: Jamaica

Period: 1778 (dated)

Publication: Pilot Americain 2.e Partie

Color: Hand Color

23.7 x 18.1 inches
60.2 x 46 cm

This uncommon chart is the French version of the 1775 map by Thomas Jefferys. The map of the island is extremely detailed, depicting parishes, towns and villages, churches, forts, roads, rivers and ponds, harbors, anchorages, soundings, etc. A notation at upper left translates as: "The Negro-towns are Distinguished by a Stroke under the Name." Two large inset maps show the towns and ports of Bluefields and Kingston and Port Royal. Above the title is a large French-style compass rose.

References: Shirley (BL Atlases) #M.LER-2a [28].

Condition: B+

A nice impression on watermarked paper with wide margins, light toning along centerfold, and minor offsetting.

Estimate: $400 - $500


Closed on 11/28/2012