Auction 146, Lot 335

"Carte Reduite de la Mer des Antilles et de la Cote de Terre Ferme Dupuis l'Ile de la Trinite Jusqu'a la Baie de Honduras…", Depot de la Marine

Subject: Northern South America & Central America

Period: 1813 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Black & White

Size:
35.1 x 23.1 inches
89.2 x 58.7 cm

This large-scale chart of the Caribbean Sea depicts the coastlines from northwestern South America to Belize, and the Caribbean Islands from Jamaica to Grenada. There is great detail of towns, bays, rivers, topography, anchorages, rocks, and other navigational hazards. Two large insets depict Cumana, Venezuela on the Gulf of Caraico and the bay at Trujillo, Honduras. The engraved seal of the Depot de la Marine is at bottom center, with the price Prix Trois Francs below the neatline at right. Drawn by Besancon and engraved by E. Collin.

References:

Condition: B+

There is light offsetting and soiling, faint toning along centerfold, and a 1" tear across centerfold in an unengraved area of map that has been closed on verso with archival tape. Overall very good condition for a map of this size.

Estimate: $400 - $475

Sold for: $275

Closed on 9/4/2013

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