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Auction 161, Lot 444

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"[Lot of 3] Carte de l'Isle de la Guadeloupe, pour Servir a l'Histoire Generale des Voyages [and] Isle de la Guadeloupe les Saintes et Marie Galante [and] Les Isles de la Guadeloupe, de Marie Galante, de la Desirade, et Celles des Saintes...",

Subject: Guadeloupe

Period: 1758-80 (circa)

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Color: Hand Color

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A. Carte de l'Isle de la Guadeloupe, pour Servir a l'Histoire Generale des Voyages, by Jacques Nicolas Bellin, from Histoire Generale des Voyages, dated 1758 (12.1 x 8.3"). A very handsome, small map adorned with rhumb lines, fleur-de-lys, and two decorative rococo-style cartouches. It is filled with good detail and place names throughout. Also includes the islands of Mari-Galante, Terre d'Enhaut, and Terre d'Enbas. Condition: On watermarked paper with faint offsetting and minor toning along the centerfold. (B+)

B. Isle de la Guadeloupe les Saintes et Marie Galante, by Jacques Nicolas Bellin, from Le Petit Atlas Maritime, circa 1764 (13.8 x 8.9"). This handsome map of the islands features mountains, settlements, roads, forts, churches, and anchorages. Delicate title cartouche, rhumb lines and a fleur-de-lis adorn the map. Engraved by Croisey. Ref: Phillips (A) #3508, v.1-86; Sellers & Van Ee #2020. Condition: On a watermarked sheet. Near fine with a hint of offsetting. (A)

C. Les Isles de la Guadeloupe, de Marie Galante, de la Desirade, et Celles des Saintes: Colonie Francoise dans les Antilles, by Rigobert Bonne, from Raynal's Atlas de Toutes les Parties..., circa 1780 (12.8 x 8.5"). This map of the island group features good detail, mostly along the coastlines with locations of rivers, anchorages, mountains, villages, towns, and churches. There are two distance scales. Engraved by Andre. Condition: On watermarked paper with a pair of small worm holes around the centerfold and minor offsetting. (B+)

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Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $70

Closed on 2/8/2017

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