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Auction 159, Lot 358

"[Lot of 2] A Map of Martinico, from the Latest and Best Authorities [and] An Accurate Map of the Island of Martinico",

Subject: Martinique

Period: 1758-59 (published)


Color: Black & White

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A. A Map of Martinico, from the Latest and Best Authorities, by John Gibson, from Gentleman's Magazine, published 1759 (9.5 x 7.6"). This attractive map of the island is filled with interesting detail of the terrain, anchorages, forts, sugar mills, salt pits, and roads. It is inset with A Map of that part of Guadeloupe where the English made their Descent, Jan. 23, 1759, which refers to the English fleet occupying Martinique. Ref: Jolly GENT-126. Condition: A dark impression with pleasant light toning. (B+)

B. An Accurate Map of the Island of Martinico, by Thomas Kitchin, from London Magazine, published 1758 (9.9 x 7.2"). Nicely detailed map showing the island divided into three divisions of religious influence; the Capuchin Friers, the Jesuits, and the Dominican Friers. This uncommon map shows several well defined roads, including one labeled as the "most frequented." Additional details include forts, towns, hospitals and topography. A decorative title cartouche and simple compass rose are also featured. Ref: Jolly LOND-155. Condition: Trimmed to inside the border at left with light toning and offsetting. (B)



See description above for details. Issued folding.

Estimate: $140 - $170


Closed on 9/14/2016