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Auction 171, Lot 367

"Carte Reduite des Isles du Vent, pour Servir a l'Intelligence de Cette Histoire...",

Subject: Lesser Antilles

Period: 1830 (circa)

Publication: Histoire de la Guerre de l'Independance des Etats-Unis...

Color: Black & White

14.3 x 23.9 inches
36.3 x 60.7 cm
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This chart of the Lesser Antilles was issued in Odet-Julien Le Boucher's Histoire de la Guerre de l'Independance des Etats-Unis..., a notable French account of the Revolutionary War. Howes describes the volume (not included) as the "best French chronicle of the Revolution; particularly valuable on naval affairs." The chart extends from St. Kitts and Barbuda south to Grenada and Tobago with rhumb lines radiating throughout. The rugged topography is prominently depicted along with a few coastal places identified. Howes notes editions of the Histoire in 1787, 1788, and 1830.

References: Sabin #39613; Howes #L-169.

Condition: B+

Issued folding with light offsetting.

Estimate: $275 - $350


Closed on 2/6/2019