Auction 145, Lot 360

"Caribbean Islands, from Porto Rico to Trinidad Inclusive; with Part of the Spanish Main", Wilkinson, Robert

Subject: Lesser Antilles and Puerto Rico

Period: 1826 (dated)

Publication: General Atlas

Color: Hand Color

20.2 x 23.2 inches
51.3 x 58.9 cm

This detailed map of the Lesser Antilles extends to include Puerto Rico and the northern coastline of South America. Place names, soundings, anchorages, rocks, and shoals are show, with topographical details depicted inland. Republished with "additions and corrections" by William Darton. Robert Wilkinson first published his General Atlas of the World in 1794, with later editions in 1802 and 1809. After his death in 1825, Wilkinson's business and plates were sold to William Darton, who republished the General Atlas in 1826.


Condition: B+

Nice original color on watermarked paper with a hint of toning along centerfold, minor offsetting, an archivally repaired centerfold separation that enters 1" into map at left, and a tiny hole in a blank area of map image.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $180

Closed on 6/12/2013