"La Martinique une des Antilles Francoises de l'Amerique Dressee sur les Nouvelles Observations", Le Rouge, George Louis
Period: 1753 (dated)
Publication: Atlas Ameriquain Septentrional...
Color: Hand Color
24.5 x 19.4 inches
62.2 x 49.3 cm
This striking chart of Martinique divides the island into two sections: Cabes Terre and Basse Terre. There is excellent detail of the mountainous terrain inland, but most of the information is concentrated along the coasts, where various capes, forts, cul-de-sacs, rivers, anchorages, and shoals are located. The capital, Fort-de-France (Le Fort Royal), is prominently displayed. A note in the top left corner addresses the history of the island, and a view at bottom left shows the island as it appears from the vantage of the ocean. Four compass roses topped with fleurs-de-lis and radiating rhumb lines surround the island on all sides.
Attractive color on sturdy, watermarked paper with very light soiling and archivally repaired tears that enters 1.5" into map at bottom near the centerfold and 1" at bottom right.