Auction 170, Lot 394

"Nieuwe Land en Zee Kaart van de Eylanden Guadaloupe en Mariegalande &c. Geleegen in Westindia onder de Caribisse Eylanden", Keulen, Gerard van

Subject: Guadeloupe

Period: 1782 (circa)

Publication: De Nieuwe Groote Lichtende Zee-Fakkel

Color: Hand Color

22.4 x 19.3 inches
56.9 x 49 cm

A scarce and sharply engraved chart with tremendous coastal detail showing dozens of rivers, towns, and forts. Interior detail is limited to the exaggerated and somewhat inaccurate topography. The map depicts Basse-Terre, Grande-Terre, Marie-Galante, the Iles des Saintes, and the western tip of the island of La Desirade. Adorned with four compass roses.

References: Sellers & Van Ee #2023.

Condition: A

A dark impression on double-thick paper with very minor soiling and a couple of tiny worm holes in the bottom blank margin.

Estimate: $475 - $600

Sold for: $350

Closed on 11/14/2018