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Auction 146, Lot 312

"Carte des Antilles Francoises et des Isles Voisines Dressee sur les Memoires Manuscrits de Mr. Petit Ingenieur du Roy, et sur Quelques Observations", Delisle/Covens & Mortier

Subject: Lesser Antilles

Period: 1730 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Nouveau…

Color: Hand Color

17.8 x 23.6 inches
45.2 x 59.9 cm
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This is a beautifully engraved map of the Windward Islands that extends from Guadeloupe to Grenade and includes Barbados. Numerous place names are shown, as are the locations of forts, churches and rivers. Grenada is shown upside-down. This handsome map includes a simple title cartouche and a pair of very nice compass roses.

References: Tooley (MCC-33) #55.

Condition: A

Original color on watermarked paper with wide margins, a hint of toning along centerfold, and a tiny hole in an unengraved area of map.

Estimate: $275 - $350


Closed on 9/4/2013