Auction 150, Lot 347

"A Correct Chart of the Caribbee Islands", Mount & Page

Subject: Lesser Antilles

Period: 1758 (circa)

Publication: The English Pilot. The Fourth Book

Color: Hand Color

20.6 x 17 inches
52.3 x 43.2 cm

Chart of the Lesser Antilles from the Spanish Main up to Puerto Rico. Nice detail of the Windward Islands including Grenada, Saint Vincent, Martinique and Dominica. North is oriented to the right-side of the image. This chart appeared in the English Pilot, published by Mount & Page who produced almost all of the eighteenth-century editions. This series started in 1671 by John Seller, although much of his work was based upon existing Dutch plates. Seller's desire was to issue four books of charts covering the major navigational routes of the world, but he overestimated the resources required for such a large undertaking and had to adjust his scope.

References: Shirley (TMC-73) p. 2-3; Shirley (BL Atlases) M.M&P-5a #18.

Condition: B+

There is light printer's ink residue, minor soiling, an extraneous horizontal crease that has been pressed flat, and a tiny hole near Antigua.

Estimate: $700 - $850

Sold for: $350

Closed on 9/17/2014