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Auction 153, Lot 395

"L'Isle de la Martinique", Fer, Nicolas de

Subject: Martinique

Period: 1704 (dated)

Publication: Atlas Cureiux

Color: Hand Color

14 x 10.2 inches
35.6 x 25.9 cm

The topography is shown in a more animated style than is normally seen on maps of this era. Engraved by P. Starckman, it provides excellent detail of towns, villages, churches, forts and even identifies different religious sects. The map features a key to 63 locations, a decorative title cartouche, and a nice compass rose that orients north to the left.

References: Pastoureau, FER I [182].

Condition: B+

A dark impression with attractive color. Remargined at bottom with loss of neatline, which has been replaced in facsimile. One tiny worm hole and two small chips in blank margins have been professionally repaired.

Estimate: $220 - $250

Sold for: $200

Closed on 5/20/2015