"Les Grandes et Petites Isles Antilles, et les Isles Lucayes avec une Partie de la Mer du Nord", Robert de Vaugondy/Santini
Period: 1779 (dated)
Publication: Atlas Universel
Color: Hand Color
23.1 x 18.6 inches
58.7 x 47.2 cm
Handsome and detailed map of the Caribbean extending from southern Florida and the Bahamas to the Lesser Antilles and the northern coast of South America. Several large islands make up the tip of the Florida peninsula. The map provides a particularly good view of the Bahamas. The large decorative title cartouche features a ship, fishing nets, shells and a trio of wind-heads.
References: cf. Pedley #476.
On paper with a large "R" watermark, with original outline color and later color in the cartouche. There is some minor creasing and faint soiling along the centerfold.