"Description des Plantes, Arbres, Animaux & Poissons des Iles Antilles, avec les Moeurs des Sauvages...", Chatelain, Henry Abraham
Period: 1720 (circa)
Publication: Atlas Historique…
Color: Black & White
19.1 x 14.1 inches
48.5 x 35.8 cm
This very boldly engraved sheet shows the commodities, natives and animals of the Antilles. The papayas, pineapples, peppers, bananas, peanuts and other useful plants are noted, and opossums, crocodiles, and wild boar are described as well. Other views show the houses of the workers and how they make sugar and indigo. Includes a panel of fish showing several sharks, dorado, bonito, and a manatee.
A sharp impression, issued folding on paper with a Strasbourg Lily watermark and a short fold separation confined to bottom blank margin.