Auction 157, Lot 112

"Carte qui Contient une Description des Iles & Terres que les Anglois Possedent dans l'Amerique Septentrionale, et en Particulier de la Jamaique...", Chatelain, Henry Abraham

Subject: Colonial North America, Caribbean & Bermuda

Period: 1720 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Historique…

Color: Hand Color

Size:
20.5 x 15.5 inches
52.1 x 39.4 cm

A very interesting folio sheet containing seven maps inset into panels of French text. The largest map, Carte de la Jamaique Nouvelle... (9 x 5.7"), shows the island in great detail and includes a large inset of the Gulf of Mexico and West Indies. The other maps illustrate Barbados, Bermuda, and the British colonies in North America (in four regional maps, including Chatelain's only map to exclusively focus on New England). Together these maps cover all of the regions colonized by the English at the early part of the 18th century.

References: McCorkle #719.3.

Condition: A

A clean and bright example with a crisp impression on watermarked paper. There is one small spot in the map of Jamaica and a printer's crease at bottom left.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $120

Closed on 5/4/2016

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