"Carte Particuliere des Iles Antilles ou des Indes Occidentales", Brue, Adrien Hubert
Period: 1837 (dated)
Publication: Atlas Universel de Geographie Physique, Politique et Historique…
Color: Hand Color
20.5 x 14.3 inches
52.1 x 36.3 cm
This is an attractive and very detailed map describing the West Indies with insets of the Virgin Islands, Martinique and Guadeloupe. A touch of outline color along the shorelines of the individual islands provides a delicate accent that is characteristic of Brue's style. Here, the outline color reflects colonial claims, including those of France, England, Spain, Denmark, Holland, and Sweden. With Brue's embossed seal and surrounded by a decorative keyboard-style border that indicates longitude from Paris. Fancy title lettering embellished with flourishes.
Original outline color with light toning and a few small spots.