Auction 170, Lot 393

"Antigue, Levee par Robert Baker, Arpenteur General de l'Isle Traduit de l'Anglais", Le Rouge, George Louis

Subject: Antigua

Period: 1779 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

23.6 x 18 inches
59.9 x 45.7 cm

This is a very scarce map of the island of Antigua vividly portraying the terrain and numerous protective bays. The chart is a French issue of Thomas Jefferys' map of 1775. Robert Baker was Surveyor General of the island and his four-sheet map of the island was published in 1748. The beautiful map shows parishes, plantations, churches, roads, mills, soundings, shoals, etc. A detailed plan of English Harbor is inset at top.

References: Sellers & Van Ee #2004.

Condition: B+

Watermarked paper with a hint of toning, light offsetting, and a small paper flaw in the inset at top right.

Estimate: $600 - $750

Sold for: $350

Closed on 11/14/2018