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Auction 176, Lot 317

"La Guadeloupe Dediee a Mgr. Charles Philippe d'Albert Duc de Luynes...", Le Rouge, George Louis

Subject: Guadeloupe

Period: 1753 (dated)

Publication: Atlas Ameriquain

Color: Hand Color

21.4 x 18.6 inches
54.4 x 47.2 cm
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This handsome chart shows Guadeloupe. The islands of Basse-Terre and Grande-Terre are depicted in fine topographical detail along with some smaller surrounding islands. A key at bottom left identifies towns, parishes, battlegrounds, batteries, forts both defunct and operational, anchorages, and more. A large inset at bottom right covers Reunion (here called Isle de Bourbon or Mascareigne), which lies east of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean, and includes a notation that the island was included on this sheet only to fill the empty space, despite the fact that Reunion is far from Guadeloupe. The map is adorned with an ornate decorative title cartouche at top right. This is the first edition.

References: Sellers & Van Ee #2007; Shirley (BL Atlases) T.LER-3a #26.

Condition: B+

A nice impression on paper with the watermark of a Maltese cross encircled in rosary beads. There is light soiling and archival repairs to a couple of marginal tears and to a chip in the bottom right corner that just passes the neatline, which has been professionally replaced with period-correct paper.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $200

Closed on 2/12/2020