Auction 170, Lot 398

"Plan of the Town & Fort of Grenada", Caylus

Subject: St. George's, Grenada

Period: 1762 (circa)

Publication: London Magazine

Color: Hand Color

6.9 x 8.8 inches
17.5 x 22.4 cm

Fine plan of the harbor and town of St. George's. Details include soundings, anchorages, and shoals in the harbor, and the barracks, parade ground, church, and guardroom in the fort. The map is fully engraved with vegetation and shows the location of an Ancient Town abandon'd. Adjacent to the abandoned town is a pond that is noted as "lower than the sea and very deep which overflows in the rainy season." Also included is an inset map of the island identifying numerous points and rivers around the island, as well as a "bank extending as far as Tabago." The island is depicted as quite narrow and pointy at the southern tip. From the December 1762 issue.

References: Jolly #LOND-219; Sellers & Van Ee #2103.

Condition: A

A nice impression, issued folding, with faint toning and offsetting.

Estimate: $120 - $150

Sold for: $90

Closed on 11/14/2018