Auction 178, Lot 228

"Anegada, with Its Reefs", Schomburgk, Robert Hermann (Sir)

Subject: Anegada

Period: 1832 (dated)

Publication: Journal of the Royal Geographical Society

Color: Black & White

9.3 x 7.4 inches
23.6 x 18.8 cm

This early chart of the island of Anegada by the German-born naturalist and explorer Sir R.H. Schomburgk captures the waters around the island in great detail, with various shoals, bays, channels, and other marine features identified in the Caribbean. Inland, notations indicate Settlements,, Highest land and Heaps of Conch Shells, among other interesting markers. An inset in the bottom left corner zooms out to show Anegada with a majority of the Virgin Islands. Engraved by J. & C. Walker.


Condition: B+

Issued folding with light offsetting and a few small spots. There is a small chip in the top right blank margin.

Estimate: $160 - $190

Sold for: $120

Closed on 6/10/2020